Origin of militia
Examples from the Web for militia
Spending millions on speech is more like raising your own militia.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface|Jedediah Purdy|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Islamist brigades including Suqur al-Sham, a 9,000-strong militia, are openly breaking with Western-favored rebel factions.Spies Warned White House: Don’t Hit Al Qaeda in Syria|Shane Harris, Jamie Dettmer|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the militia perspective, the Shia factions in Iraq break down as follows.The New Iraq War Could Be Won or Lost This Month by Baghdad Politics|Bartle Bull|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is a middle way from clean-cut hunkdom to looking like a militia leader who might boil a hitchhiker alive.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point|Tim Teeman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They are army, not militia,” the sheik repeated throughout our conversation.
All through this he's been walking up and down the floor like he was drilling for the militia.J. Poindexter, Colored|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
Either the militia must be called out or volunteers must be summoned for the purpose.The History of the Confederate War, Its Causes and Its Conduct, Volume I (of 2)|George Cary Eggleston
Equally abortive, as might have been anticipated, was the scheme for raising a militia of 50,000 men.Herzegovina|George Arbuthnot
They've got up a militia battalion for them now, and 'most everybody in town's got a uniform.Captain Jinks, Hero|Ernest Crosby
Organized on April 22, 1776, they applied to the General Court to make them independent of the militia but not of the regiment.Historic Homes|Mary H. Northend
British Dictionary definitions for militia
Word Origin for militia
Word Origin and History for militia
1580s, "system of military discipline," from Latin militia "military service, warfare," from miles "soldier" (see military). Sense of "citizen army" (as distinct from professional soldiers) is first recorded 1690s, perhaps from a sense in French cognate milice. In U.S. history, "the whole body of men declared by law amenable to military service, without enlistment, whether armed and drilled or not" (1777).