- a private school organized somewhat along the lines of and following some of the procedures of military life.
- a school that trains men and women for military careers as army officers, usually as part of a college education.
Origin of military academy
An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
Also called military school.
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- a training establishment for young officer cadets entering the army
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