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MILITIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does militia mean? 

MILITIA (noun)
  The noun MILITIA has 2 senses:

1. civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
2. the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service

  Familiarity information: MILITIA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MILITIA (noun)


Sense 1militia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

militia; reserves

Hypernyms ("militia" is a kind of...):

force; military force; military group; military unit (a unit that is part of some military service)

Meronyms (members of "militia"):

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

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "militia"):

SA; Storm Troops; Sturmarbeiteilung (Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943)

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

territorial; territorial reserve (a territorial military unit)


Sense 2militia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("militia" is a kind of...):

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


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