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military

[ mil-i-ter-ee ]
/ 藞m瑟l 瑟藢t蓻r i /
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adjective
noun, plural mil路i路tar路ies, mil路i路tar路y.
the military,
  1. the military establishment of a nation; the armed forces.
  2. military personnel, especially commissioned officers, taken collectively: the bar, the press, and the military.

OTHER WORDS FOR military

3 soldierly, soldierlike, martial.
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Origin of military

1575鈥85; <Latin m墨lit膩ri(s), equivalent to m墨lit- (stem of m墨les) soldier + -膩ris-ary

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British Dictionary definitions for military

military
/ (藞m瑟l瑟t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟) /

adjective
of or relating to the armed forces (esp the army), warlike matters, etc
of, characteristic of, or about soldiers
noun plural -taries or -tary
the military the armed services (esp the army)

Derived forms of military

militarily, adverb

Word Origin for military

C16: via French from Latin m墨lit膩ris, from m墨les soldier
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