Origin of militant
Examples from the Web for militancy
“Pakistan has to change the narrative about militancy,” said Kakar .
He said he had found it repulsive, because to him it had advocated Islamic militancy.Religion, Race, and a Broadway Hit: The Making of ‘Disgraced’|Tim Teeman|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Slovyansk serves as the main base for the militancy across the region.Kiev Is Blowing Its Chance to Take Back East Ukraine|Jamie Dettmer|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then in 2007 he had joined the pro-Kremlin, pro “Eurasian” youth group, Nashi, to hone his militancy.
Jaber openly denounced the violent Islamist militancy of AQAP, teaching at a government school where he hoped to promote peace.Six Key Parts of a New Report That May Change Your View on Drones|Abby Haglage|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This pledge was later repudiated, and in the early winter months of 1914 militancy appeared in Ulster.
No, even from the point of view of public policy, militancy affecting the security of human life would be out of place.
The Spatts had developed into supporters of militancy in a very curious way.The Lion's Share|E. Arnold Bennett
Can't quite make up my mind about militancy, one way or the other.Mrs. Warren's Daughter|Sir Harry Johnston
Reason for operation: Rediscovery & Re-education—after two years on the planet—failed to detect signs of militancy.Operation Haystack|Frank Patrick Herbert
British Dictionary definitions for militancy (1 of 2)
Word Origin for militant
British Dictionary definitions for militancy (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for militancy (1 of 3)
early 15c., "fighting, engaged in warfare," from Middle French militant "fighting," from Latin militantem (nominative militans), present participle of militare "serve as a soldier" (see militate), originally especially in Church militant. Related: Militantly.
Word Origin and History for militancy (2 of 3)
"one engaged in war or strife," c.1600, from militant (adj.); in a political sense, it is attested by 1907.