Belligerency

the state of being at war

Belligerence

aggressive or warlike behavior


-CY

state, condition or quality

Belligerency

the state of being at war or conflict.

Example:

Do not complain, avoid belligerency, and comply with all orders and instructions.

This sentence is saying don't complain, avoid all conflicts, and follow all directions.

Where'd it come from?

Belligerence is a word that means the state of being at war or conflict. The word belligerent was originated around 1805, and soon -ence was added. The suffix -cy is a very common suffix and people have added it to a multitude of words to make them nouns.