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 for belligerency
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belligerence \Bel*lig"er*ence\, Belligerency \Bel*lig"er*en*cy\,
     n.
     The quality of being belligerent.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     2. the act or state of being engaged in war or a warlike
        conflict; warfare.
  
     Syn: hostilities.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. an aggressively hostile or warlike attitude or nature; a
        readiness to fight or offend, with little or no
        provocation.
        [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  belligerency
      n 1: hostile or warlike attitude or nature [syn: belligerence,
           belligerency]
      2: fighting; acts of overt warfare; "the outbreak of
         hostilities" [syn: hostilities, belligerency]

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