Associations to the word «Militia»
MILITIA, noun. (in particular) 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.
MILITIA, noun. The national police force of certain countries (e.g. Ukraine).
MILITIA, noun. Civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army.
MILITIA, noun. 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"--United States Constitution.
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