aggressor

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aggressor

noun antagonist, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, belligerent, besieger, combatant, criminal, fighter, foe, initiative seizer, invader, prime mover, ravager, ruffian, stormer, violator

AGGRESSOR, crim. law. He who begins, a quarrel or dispute, either by threatening or striking another. No man may strike another because he has threatened, or in consequence of the use of any words.

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18) The Haqqani network and other irregular opposing forces seek to gain legitimate authority and provide for needs across hierarchies.
The Guard defends its inclusion of "foreign students" as potential opposing forces by suggesting that Middle Eastern terrorists might pose as students at universities such as Washington State and launch terrorist attacks against federal facilities in Idaho.
Once again, there are opposing forces at work within the ECB which will keep the market volatile.
He also said that "while no progress was made in the implementation of military-related confidence building measures, neither of the opposing forces conducted any major military exercises during the reporting period.
The only problem is, some opposing forces don't welcome any form of government, and her attempts may only succeed in destroying a slowly-blossoming civilization.
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DAY Four was Ladies Day at the AEGON Classic and the Edgbaston Priory Club was a vision of beauties, of all shapes, sizes and ages, bravely reconciling the opposing forces of high heels and Pimm's.
Though sad personally to see Stuart Drummond''s departure from local politics because I think he brought a fresh approach to council dynamics and did his best to try to balance the opposing forces in local governance, I think democracy in Hartlepool will ultimately triumph with the reversion to the older, tried and tested committee system If only those in power presently here in Middlesbrough had similarly had the courage and magnanimity of heart to permit the voters of our town to follow suit and save us thousands of pounds in the process.
Istanbul, Turkey, Jumada I 6, 1434, Mar 18, 2013, SPA - Syria's main opposition coalition began a push Monday to form an interim government to provide services to people living in parts of the country now controlled by opposing forces of Bashar Al-Assad regime.
Fayyad went on to note that the steadfastness of the Syrian regime versus the drainage of powers by the opposing forces shall enforce, at a certain moment, the return to the table of dialogue, once again
We identify three sets of opposing forces that shape developmental policy and practice: system-wide consistency versus institutional autonomy, efficient versus effective assessment, and promotion of student progression versus enforcement of academic standards.
It also states that the SAF continues to develop a military training system unique with the strategic missile force, improve the conditions of on-base, simulated and networked training, conduct trans-regional maneuvers and training with opposing forces in complex electromagnetic environments, Xinhua reports.