belli-, bell-

(Latin: war; fight, fighting)

War too often takes many lives and is excessively destructive

Too many wars have been fought and too much blood has been shed and terrible wide-spread suffering has resulted; however; sometimes, it is the only means of stopping aggressive attacks by inhumane leaders!

—Compiled from information located at
Words Come in Families by Edward Horowitz, Ph.D.;
Hart Publishing Company, Inc.; New York; 1977; page 24.
co-belligerence, cobelligerence
Waging a war in cooperation against a common enemy without a formal treaty of military alliance.

Co-belligerence is a broader and less precise status of wartime partnership; such as, exists with a formal military alliance. Such an alliance may support each other materially, exchange intelligence, and have limited operational coordination.

The biggest farce of man's history has been the argument that wars are fought to save civilization.

—E. C. McKenzie
1. Carrying on a war in conjunction with another national power.
2. A nation, or state, that carries on a war in connection with another nation.
3. A person, or country, that is an ally in a fight or war with someone else or another country.
Cum omnibus pacem, adversus vitia bellum.
Peace to all but battle to the vicious.

Motto of Otto II (973-983), who was already crowned and anointed emperor in Rome in 967 during his father's reign. After having successfully repelled the attacking Danes and warding off an attempt by the West Franks to seize Lorraine, his campaign in Southern Italy for his wife's hereditary claims ended in defeat. After a splendid assembly at Verona, he suddenly died at the age of 28 and is buried in St. Peter's, in Rome.

In pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea bello.
In peace, like a wise man, he appropriately prepares for war.

This advice came from Horace in his Satires, used by modern advocates of a strong war machine as the best strategy for centuries and has yet to produce a lasting peace.

A person who, or a state or other organization that, does not fight in a given conflict.

In a situation of civil unrest, civilians may be divided in belligerents (those actually fighting or intending to fight) and non-belligerents (bystanders).

A reference to a nation that does not engage officially in a war but openly favors or gives aid to one of the active participants.
pax in bello
Peace in war.

A peace in which fighting continues but at a reduced rate; a half-hearted conflict.

Pax paritur bello.
Peace is produced by war.
Pax potior bello.
Peace is more powerful than war.
Pax quaeritur bello.
Peace is sought by war.
Per actuta belli.
Through the asperities [hardships] of war.
per aspera belli (Latin motto)
Through the hardships of war.
postbellum, post-bellum (pohst" BEL uhm) (s) (adjective) (no comparative)
Belonging to the period after a war; especially, with reference to the U.S. Civil War or "The War Between the States".
rebel (s), rebels (pl) (nouns)
1. Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action.
2. Anyone who defiantly protests against authority: "The American policy in Viet Nam created many rebels on America's college campuses."
3. Someone who rejects the codes and conventions of society.
4. A soldier who belongs to a force seeking to overthrow a government or a ruling power.
5. Those who refuse allegiance to, who resist, or rise up in arms against the government or ruler of their country: "Military forces blocked an aid convoy from entering the former rebel zone (Baba Amr) in Homs, a large city in west-central Syria." "The Syrian army overwhelmed the main rebel stronghold in Homs after a brutal monthlong siege."

1. A conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another group or government.
2. A refusal to accept some authority or code or convention.
3. An organized attempt to overthrow a government, or other authority, by the use of violence.
4. Opposition to, or defiance of an authority, accepted moral codes, or social conventions.

Related "war, war-like" or "battle" word units: areo-; -machy; milit-.