war party

U.S. History. a group of American Indians prepared for war.
any political party or group that advocates war.

1745–55, Americanism

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war party

1. a band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans) 
2. a political party that supports a war 
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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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