Definition of laws of war in English:

laws of war

Syllabification: laws of war

noun

International rules and conventions that limit belligerents' action.
More example sentences
  • 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.