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war party

n.
1. A band of warriors engaged in fighting or raiding an enemy. Used especially of Native Americans.
2. A political party that advocates or supports a war, especially a controversial one.

war′ par`ty


n.
1. a group of American Indians prepared for war.
2. any political party or group that advocates war.
[1745–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.war party - a band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans)
party, company - a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
Amerindian, Native American - any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
2.war party - a political party that supports a war
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
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A war party, three hundred strong, were prowling in the neighborhood; others might be met with higher up the river; it behooved the travellers, therefore, to be upon their guard against robbery or surprise, for an Indian war-party on the march is prone to acts of outrage.
When on a war party, however, they go on foot, to enable them to skulk through the country with greater secrecy; to keep in thickets and ravines, and use more adroit subterfuges and stratagems.
war party desperately trying to hang on to perpetual war which has made them rich and powerful.
Regrettably, that's exactly what the War Party is doing right now now.
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No, the war party wanted to hear about the sacredness of life.
After hundreds of Americans were tragically and suddenly killed, the War Party had its casus belli.
They claimed to be the only anti Iraq War party whereas the Green Party has been consistently and vocally against both the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions.
Privately, Roosevelt was advised that Japan's war party really believed it could prevail in a fight with the U.S.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The decision by the War Party in Washington to send its 17th commander to Afghanistan points to the dark future being readied for the long-suffering people of that ill-fated country.