Entry from US English dictionary
International rules and conventions that limit belligerents' action.
- If they surrender, you must accord them their rights under the laws of war and international conventions.
- In a majority opinion, the court concluded that he had failed to control the actions of his own troops - a violation of the laws of war and military conduct.
- This does not mean that the laws of war and therefore the law of the military science are immutable and invariable.
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Syllabification: laws of war
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