Meaning of “collective security” in the English Dictionary

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collective securitynoun [ U ]

/kəˌlek.tɪv sɪˈkjʊə.rɪ.ti/ /kəˌlek.tɪv sɪˈkjʊr.ə.t̬i/

Examples from literature

  • Based on political agreements alone, the idea of collective security is a chimera. 
  • The principle of collective security was propounded by him in statements addressed to the rulers of the world. 

(Definition of “collective security” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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collective securitynoun [ U ]

/kəˈlek·tɪv sɪ·kjʊər·ɪ·t̬i/

politics & government an agreement among a group of nations to act on behalf of each other.

(Definition of “collective security” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)