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Definitions and Synonyms of militia | Another word for militia | What is militia?

Definition 1: civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for militia in the sense of this definition

(militia is a kind of ...) a unit that is part of some military service

"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

(... is a kind of militia ) Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943

(... is a kind of militia ) a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century

(militia is a part of ...) a territorial military unit

(militia is a member of ...) a member of the militia; serves only during emergencies

(militia belongs to category ...) 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"

Definition 2: the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service - [noun denoting group]

Samples where militia or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their troops were untrained militia
  • Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia

(militia is a kind of ...) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

"the whole body filed out of the auditorium" "the student body" "administrative body"

(militia belongs to category ...) 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"

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