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laws of war

Syllabification: laws of war

Definition of laws of war in English:

plural noun

International rules and conventions that limit belligerents' action.
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.

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