Definition of Hostile expedition
1. Noun. A military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country.
Generic synonyms: Campaign, Military Campaign
Specialized synonyms: Crusade
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Expeditionary
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hostile Expedition
Literary usage of Hostile expedition
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Elements of International Law: With an Account of Its Origin, Sources by George Breckenridge Davis (1915)
"What Constitutes a hostile expedition—the Intent. In determining the duty of a neutral state in respect to permitting the fitting-out of hostile expeditions ..."
2. A Manual of Public International Law by Thomas Alfred Walker (1895)
"Not every body of men leaving neutral soil with the probable intent to take part in foreign warfare is, however, a hostile expedition, and as such the ..."
3. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1914)
"A hostile expedition is a combination of individuals, subject to the ... The hostile expedition involves the preparation on friendly soil of a force capable ..."
4. Herodotus by Herodotus, William Beloe (1830)
"They resolved, accordingly, after a public consultation, to make a hostile expedition against this south wind; the consequence was (I only relate what the ..."
5. History of the United States from the Foundation of Virginia to the by Percy Greg (1887)
"Federal and Confederate Naval Resources—Position of New Orleans—Defences —Hostile Expedition—Farragut and Butler—Bombardment of the Forte-Naval Encounter— ..."