armed neutrality

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Neutrality \Neu*tral"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. neutralit['e].]
   1. The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of
      being unengaged in contests between others; state of
      taking no part on either side; indifference.
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            Men who possess a state of neutrality in times of
            public danger, desert the interest of their fellow
            subjects.                             --Addison.
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   2. Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor
      bad. [Obs.] --Donne.
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   3. (Chem.) The quality or state of being neutral. See
      Neutral, a., 4.
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   4. (International Law) The condition of a nation or
      government which refrains from taking part, directly or
      indirectly, in a war between other powers.
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   5. Those who are neutral; a combination of neutral powers or
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   Armed neutrality, the condition of a neutral power, in time
      of war, which holds itself ready to resist by force any
      aggression of either belligerent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Armed \Armed\, a.
   1. Furnished with weapons of offense or defense; furnished
      with the means of security or protection. "And armed
      host." --Dryden.
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   2. Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or
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            A distemper eminently armed from heaven. --De Foe.
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   3. (Her.) Having horns, beak, talons, etc; -- said of beasts
      and birds of prey.
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   Armed at all points (Blazoning), completely incased in
      armor, sometimes described as armed cap-[`a]-pie.

   Armed en flute. (Naut.) See under Flute.

   Armed magnet, a magnet provided with an armature.

   Armed neutrality. See under Neutrality.
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