Definition of collective security in English:

collective security

Line breaks: col¦lect|ive se¦cur|ity

noun

[mass noun]
  • The cooperation of several countries in an alliance to strengthen the security of each.
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    • The charter's provisions limiting the use of force were adopted as part of a larger system of collective security that the Security Council was meant to enforce.
    • More generally, there are several general contemporary trends towards collectivization of security (as distinct from collective security properly speaking).
    • They warned that benign conditions were being assumed as the prerequisite for successful collective security, while also imagining that collective security would produce these very conditions.

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