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Military action   /mˈɪlətˌɛri ˈækʃən/   Listen
Military action

A military engagement.  Synonym: action.

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... slave of the prophet. On the event of his decease, Jaafar and Abdallah were successively substituted to the command; and if the three should perish in the war, the troops were authorized to elect their general. The three leaders were slain in the battle of Muta, [146] the first military action, which tried the valor of the Moslems against a foreign enemy. Zeid fell, like a soldier, in the foremost ranks: the death of Jaafar was heroic and memorable: he lost his right hand: he shifted the standard to his left: the left was severed ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 5 • Edward Gibbon

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