Neutrality

Neu*tral"i*ty

(?), n. [Cf. F. neutralit.] 1. The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.
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Men who possess a state of neutrality in times of public danger, desert the interest of their fellow subjects.
Addison.
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2. Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor bad. [Obs.] Donne.
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3. (Chem.) The quality or state of being neutral. See Neutral, a., 4.
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4. (International Law) The condition of a nation or government which refrains from taking part, directly or indirectly, in a war between other powers.
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5. Those who are neutral; a combination of neutral powers or states.
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Armed neutrality, the condition of a neutral power, in time of war, which holds itself ready to resist by force any aggression of either belligerent.
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