Associations to the word «Paramilitary»

Wiktionary

PARAMILITARY, noun. A group of civilians trained and organized in a military fashion, but which do not represent the formal forces of a sovereign power.
PARAMILITARY, noun. (colloquial) A member of a paramilitary group.
PARAMILITARY, adjective. Relating to a paramilitary

Dictionary definition

PARAMILITARY, noun. A group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops).
PARAMILITARY, adjective. Of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats