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militarism

[ mil-i-tuh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈmɪl ɪ təˌrɪz əm /
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noun

a strong military spirit or policy.
the principle or policy of maintaining a large military establishment.
the tendency to regard military efficiency as the supreme ideal of the state and to subordinate all other interests to those of the military.

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Origin of militarism

1860–65; <French militarisme, equivalent to militar- (<Latin mīlitār(is) military) + -isme-ism

OTHER WORDS FROM militarism

an·ti·mil·i·ta·rism, nounpro·mil·i·ta·rism, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for militarism

militarism
/ (ˈmɪlɪtəˌrɪzəm) /

noun

military spirit; pursuit of military ideals
domination by the military in the formulation of policies, ideals, etc, esp on a political level
a policy of maintaining a strong military organization in aggressive preparedness for war
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