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volunteer army

noun
1.
a military force composed entirely of enlistees.
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  • Let us take with us from Rome all of the volunteer army who are willing to follow us.

    Rule of the Monk Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • There was no pursuit or profession in the land which was not represented in the volunteer army.

    Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
  • One sees in our volunteer army the tendency to sing on the march.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
  • It is purely a volunteer army, and no one is obliged to remain in it.

    My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst
  • At the same time he formally declined the offer of Col. Roosevelt to raise a volunteer army for immediate service in France.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • That Division afterwards bore with honour his name, which has become legendary in the volunteer army.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • His antecedents, his military record, entitled him to a high position in the volunteer army which was then gathering.

    Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
  • This opinion is not the offspring of partiality toward the volunteer army on the part of one himself a volunteer.

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