from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Briand, Aristide 1862-1932. French politician who became prime minister for the first of 11 times in 1909. As foreign minister he was the chief architect of the Locarno Pact (1925), which guaranteed the borders of Belgium, France, and Germany. He also drew up the Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928) and shared the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize.


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  • The President of the French Republic has a weak Presidency; it is a very different kind of Presidency from that of the United States, which is by no means weak; but it was strong enough in Briand's hands to bring the letter-carriers to terms; and sometimes it may happen that even syndicalist strikers will have to be brought to terms-just how, I do not see.

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  • Aggressive war was first declared to be illegal when the U.S. and France coauthored and later ratified the multilateral Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928, thus incorporating that document into what the U.S.

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  • The bright ideas are due to the group (Vic Basili, Lionel Briand, Audris Mockus, Carolyn Seaman and Claes Wohlin), while the mistakes in presenting them here are all mine.

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  • A cross from Michel Bastos bounced off Gomis's foot and went over the bar and the Lyon striker also missed the target after being set up by Jimmy Briand.

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  • The Kellogg-Briand Pact named after Frank Kellogg, the U.S. Secretary of State and Aristide Briand, the French foreign minister was signed on Aug. 27, 1928 by the United States and France, as well as world powers United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, and by several other nations.

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  • I wouldn't go hanging your hat on the Kellogg-Briand Pact for anything.

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  • The 1928 "Kellogg-Briand Pact" serves as the ground for declaring wars illegal.

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  • He was talking, generally, about disarmament pacts from the nineteen-twenties and nineteen-thirties, and most specifically about the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact, which outlawed war.

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  • Since at least the Kellogg-Briand pact in the 1920s, which outlawed war, it has been an article of faith in some circles that reasonable men everywhere could be brought to see the unreason of armaments and would sign binding treaties against them.

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  • It is the arms-control ideology behind New Start and even Kellogg-Briand that carries over into something like the 1994 Agreed Framework with North Korea, violated with impunity, or the utterly failed multiparty "talks" with Iran, a nation with no-one-knows-how-many uranium-enriching centrifuges.

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