casus belli
(Latin) Case of war; a reason to go to war.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

casus belli
'cause of war', the event that is said to justify a war.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

casus belli
(Latin: Cause of war.)
A term used in international law to describe an event or occurrence giving rise to or justifying war.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

casus belli
[Latin, Cause of war.] A term used in international law to describe an event or occurrence giving rise to or justifying war.

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  • Casus belli — is a Latin language expression meaning the justification for acts of war. Casus means incident , rupture or indeed case , while belli means of war . It is usually distinguished from casus foederis , with casus belli being used to refer to… …   Wikipedia

  • Casus belli — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Casus belli es una expresión latina, traducible al español como motivo de guerra , que hace referencia a la circunstancia que supone causa o pretexto para iniciar una acción bélica. El surgimiento del término se da… …   Wikipedia Español

  • casus belli — ● casus belli nom masculin invariable (latin casus belli, cas de guerre) Acte qui peut entraîner rupture avec une puissance et causer la guerre. casus belli n. m. inv. (lat.) Fait pouvant motiver, entraîner une déclaration de guerre. casus belli… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • casus belli — Loc. lat. (pron. [kásus béli]) que significa literalmente ‘caso o motivo de guerra’ y, en sentido amplio, ‘motivo que desencadena un conflicto cualquiera’. Se emplea como locución nominal masculina: «Como socios que siempre podrán separarse sin… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • casus\ belli — [ kazysbɛlli; beli ] n. m. inv. • av. 1867; lat. casus et bellum « cas de guerre » ♦ Acte de nature à motiver, pour un gouvernement, une déclaration de guerre. Des casus belli …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Casus belli — Casus Ca sus, n. [L.] An event; an occurrence; an occasion; a combination of circumstances; a case; an act of God. See the Note under {Accident}. [1913 Webster] {Casus belli}, an event or combination of events which is a cause war, or may be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • casus belli — / kasus bɛl:i/ locuz. lat. (propr. caso di guerra ), usata in ital. come s.m., invar. 1. [evento o circostanza in grado di provocare la guerra fra due stati] ▶◀ scintilla. 2. (estens.) [litigio, contrasto tra persone per motivi di poco conto: non …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • casus belli — 1849, from L. casus case + belli, gen. of bellum war. An act justifying war …   Etymology dictionary

  • Casus belli — (lat., Kriegsfall), in der diplomatischen Sprache der Fall, in welchem ein Staat sich veranlaßt sieht, einem andern den Krieg zu erklären, od. die Handlung einer souveränen Macht, welche von einer anderen der Kriegserklärung gleichgeachtet wird.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Casus belli — (казусъ белли), поводъ къ войнѣ, обстоят во, служащее причиной разрыва дипломат. отношеній между державами и вызывающее войну. До XVI ст. не было науч. попытокъ къ выясненію причинъ, вызывающихъ войну, и въ дѣйств ности онѣ были весьма различны;… …   Военная энциклопедия

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