What would seem to militate against such an explanation is the nature of the tapir.
This seems occasionally to militate against the clearness of the work.
Will not the same local interests, and other causes, militate against a compliance?
Does it militate against the power of a cause, to rid it of its faults?
Hope you will permit nothing to militate against the preservation of that schedule.
If this test should fail, it will militate against the acceptance of my discovery!
But the prefix; and the epithet combined to militate against this ingenious and plausible, but specious, theory.
It does not militate against the profoundest religious conviction.
In so far as men are men at all, or men of honour, they militate under this standard and are true to their colours.
Other points that militate against the claim of his descendants may be noted.
1620s, "to serve as a soldier" (now rare), from Latin militatum, past participle of militare "serve as a soldier," from miles "soldier" (see military (adj.)). Sense developed via "conflict with," to "be evidence" for or against (1640s). Related: Militated; militating.