Meaning of belligerency

bel•lig•er•en•cy

Pronunciation: (bu-lij'ur-un-sē), [key]
— n.
  1. the position or status as a belligerent; state of being actually engaged in war.
  2. belligerence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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