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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army; The entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for armed service.

Usage examples (41)
  • More than 17,000 foreign troops disarmed tens of thousands of rebels and militia fighters.
  • Their troops were untrained militia
  • Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia--United States Constitution
  • The court also touched on the meaning of the term militia: for more
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