private military company: a commercial organization whose employees are paid to carry out military or security duties in cooperation with or in the place of regular military formations
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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Example sentences from the Web for PMC
The denial that any representative of PMC 873 had been involved.
I can guess that he was an agent for PMC 873 who was trespassing illegally.