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war party

noun
1.
U.S. History. a group of American Indians prepared for war.
2.
any political party or group that advocates war.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55, Americanism
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  • Among the tribes the explorers met, her presence dispelled the notion that the group was a war party.
  • When troops pursued a war party, it dispersed in all directions and reunited at a prearranged point to continue raiding.

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