Legal definition of casus belli
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casus belli

Latin expression underlying "shadowy" facts or events justifying attack on another country.
Casus is related to the English word "case," and can mean "case," "incident", or "rupture". Belli comes from bellic ("of war")
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Examples of casus belli:
Afghanistan War on Terror that started in 2001, was formally provoked by 9/11 World Trade Center attack in New York and Pentagon building in Arlington, VA.

One of the historical examples of Casus Belli is the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria that led to the outbreak of World War I.
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