collateral damage

GC: n

S: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+CRE+20030312+ITEMS+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN(external link) (last access: 6 March 2013)

N: 1. Injury inflicted on something other than an intended target; specifically : civilian casualties of a military operation.
First Known Use: 1972.
2. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention the movie Collateral Damage (2002) by Andrew Davis.

S: 1. MW - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collateral%20damage(external link) (last access: 13 July 2015). 2. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1110242-collateral_damage/(external link) (last access: 13 July 2015).


CR: humanitarian intervention


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