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INVASION. The entry of a country by a public enemy, making war.
     2. The Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8, gives power to congress "to provide for calling the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions." Vide Insurrection.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"India should invade the Maldives if rigging of election takes place," he added.
What can they (Americans) fabricate this time to invade Libya?" he added
If the income earned on this portfolio falls below the established amount, the trustee would use the power to adjust and invade the principal for the shortfall.
Nine days after the 9/11 attacks, former NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark was told by a three-star general who had previously served under him that Bush officials were determined to invade Iraq even if Saddam had nothing to do with the attacks.
If the United States can unilaterally claim the right to invade Iraq because of that country's violations of Security Council resolutions, other council members could logically claim the right to invade states that are also in violation; for example, Russia could claim the right to invade Israel, France could claim the right to invade Turkey and Britain could claim the right to invade Morocco.
The paramilitaries invade villages and cities under the pretext of looking for civilians who support the guerrillas.
He or she can invade the principal for health reasons or to maintain an accustomed standard of living.
of Barton, TC Memo 1993-583, in which the grantor retained the sole power to terminate the trust and to invade trust principal by written direction to the trustee.
On the other hand, Saddam Hussein's unjustified decision to invade Kuwait was an outrageous violation of international legality and the principle of self-determination.
For example, black spruce and tamarack invade acidic bogs that starve them of nitrogen and sometimes even oxygen.
The estate argued that under regulations section 20.2041-3(b) the general power was not in existence at Ethel's death because the contingency on which the power to invade principal depended-exhaustion of the marital fund-did not occur.