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military academy

a private school organized somewhat along the lines of and following some of the procedures of military life.
a school that trains men and women for military careers as army officers, usually as part of a college education.
Also called military school.
Origin of military academy
An Americanism dating back to 1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was shortly after this that Jack received his appointment to the military academy.

    Up the Forked River

    Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • Your age and the year of your graduation from the military academy?

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • Maybe this is the work of some of the military academy fellows.

    Dave Porter and the Runaways Edward Stratemeyer
  • This was little Spencer Catherwood, just home from a military academy.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • His name stood engraved on the golden tablet of the military academy.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
British Dictionary definitions for military academy

military academy

a training establishment for young officer cadets entering the army
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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