Definition of just war in English:

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just war

noun

A war that is deemed to be morally or theologically justifiable.
Example sentences
  • Wars, even just wars like World War II, are inherently awful, but sometimes they are necessary, and sometimes, as in Kosovo, bombing actually works.
  • For the best part of 150 years, progressive opinion has seen the Civil War as a just war.
  • Because of this influence very responsible people and social leaders argue for justifiable anger and even just wars.

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