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state of siege Explained

state of siege at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Warfare): warfare, hostilities, war, the sword, bloodshed, battle, campaign, crusade, expedition, operations, mobilization, state of siege, hostilities, battlefield, theater of operations, arena, warpath, art of war, tactics.

state of siege at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
a situation in which the government limits people's freedom to enter or leave a city, town or building:
Armed police placed the city centre under a virtual state of siege while the trial continued.