a former military organization functioning under both state and federal authority.
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How to use organized militia in a sentence
Our standing army is but a bad and ill-organized militia, and our militia not better than a mob.Elements of Military Art and Science | Henry Wager Halleck
The people of Paris seeing the danger organized militia companies to defend their representatives.The Elements of Style | William Strunk
Does he mean the organized militia, or simply the able-bodied men in that vicinity?Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 | Charles Herbert Sylvester
During the administration of Governor Smith there was no organized militia.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama | Walter L. Fleming
It was understood, however, that preference would be given to those volunteers who were already members of the organized militia.