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wagedPart of speech: Participle
Carried on, as war. Note.-" Under the Gothic laws a pledge was given by a pursuer that this cause was just. When the appeal to the law took the form of a challenge to judicial combat, the challenger flung down his glove in court, which the challenged took up. This proceeding was signified by the mid. L. term vadiare duellum, the wager of battle. The same verb was used to designate analogous proceedings in a solemn declaration of war between two countries, and the term employed was vadiare bellum, the wager of war, or to wage war, although there was nothing in the nature of a pledge." Wedgwood.Usage examples "waged":
- Here were waged the savage conflicts of the Guelphs, the Ghibellines, and the Scaligers. - "Italy at War and the Allies in the West", E. Alexander Powell.
- When a nation declares for war, it declares for a war to be waged by its professionals, and it turns them on to do a job which, according to civilised practices, is a dirty job. - "Personality in Literature", Rolfe Arnold Scott-James.
- But the old fights still had to be waged on the home front: against the money power and against what the New Witness called Prussianism at home. - "Gilbert Keith Chesterton", Maisie Ward.