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state' of war'




1. a condition marked by armed conflict between or among states, existing whether or not war has been declared formally by any of the belligerents.
2. a legal condition initiated and concluded by formal declaration, and not necessarily involving armed conflict.
3. the duration of such a condition.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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