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Military vs. Militia

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Militaryadjective

Characteristic of members of the armed forces.

‘Chelsea Manning was dishonorably discharged from all military duties.’;

Militianoun

An army of trained civilians, which may be an official reserve army, called upon in time of need, the entire able-bodied population of a state which may also be called upon, or a private force not under government control.

Militaryadjective

(North America) Relating to armed forces such as the army, marines, navy and air force (often as distinguished from civilians or police forces).

‘If you join a military force, you may end up killing people.’;

Militianoun

The national police force of certain countries (e.g. Belarus).

Militaryadjective

Relating to war.

Militianoun

In the widest sense, the whole military force of a nation, including both those engaged in military service as a business, and those competent and available for such service; specifically, the body of citizens enrolled for military instruction and discipline, but not subject to be called into actual service except in emergencies.

‘The king's captains and soldiers fight his battles, and yet . . . the power of the militia is he.’;

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Militaryadjective

Relating to armies or ground forces.

Militianoun

Military service; warfare.

Militarynoun

Armed forces.

‘He spent six years in the military.’;

Militianoun

civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army

Militarynoun

U.S. armed forces in general, including the Marine Corps.

‘It's not the job of the military to make policy.’;

Militianoun

the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service;

‘their troops were untrained militia’; ‘Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia’;

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Militaryadjective

Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discipline; military bravery; military conduct; military renown.

‘Nor do I, as an enemy to peace,Troop in the throngs of military men.’;

Militia

A militia () is generally an army or some other fighting organization of non-professional soldiers, citizens of a country, or subjects of a state, who may perform military service during a time of need, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel; or, historically, to members of a warrior nobility class (e.g. knights or samurai).

Militaryadjective

Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition.

Militarynoun

The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army.

Militarynoun

the military forces of a nation;

‘their military is the largest in the region’; ‘the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker’;

Militaryadjective

of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare;

‘military law’;

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Militaryadjective

characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military;

‘military uniforms’;

Militaryadjective

associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians;

‘military police’;

Militaryadjective

relating to or characteristic of soldiers or armed forces

‘he organized his shows with military precision’; ‘the build-up of military activity’;

Militarynoun

the armed forces of a country

‘most militaries remain subordinate to civilian authorities’; ‘as a young man he joined the military and pursued a career in the Army’;

Military

A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically officially authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinct military uniform.

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