noun, plural mil·i·tar·ies, mil·i·tar·y.
- the military establishment of a nation; the armed forces.
- military personnel, especially commissioned officers, taken collectively: the bar, the press, and the military.
Origin of military
Synonyms for military
Examples from the Web for quasi-military
Historical Examples of quasi-military
Captain Bellfield was also at Norwich, having obtained some quasi-military employment there in the matter of drilling volunteers.Can You Forgive Her?
Each parish has its brass band supplied with European instruments, the musicians generally wearing a quasi-military uniform.The Inhabitants of the Philippines
Frederic H. Sawyer
The first and second lieutenants were soon elected and a quasi-military organization was soon formed.Memoirs of Orange Jacobs
So far as the Ulstermen were concerned the ridicule of their quasi-military display and equipment never had any sting in it.Ulster's Stand For Union
noun plural -taries or -tary
Word Origin for military
mid-15c., from Middle French militaire (14c.), from Latin militaris "of soldiers or war, of military service, warlike," from miles (genitive militis) "soldier," of unknown origin, perhaps ultimately from Etruscan, or else meaning "one who marches in a troop," and thus connected to Sanskrit melah "assembly," Greek homilos "assembled crowd, throng." Related: Militarily. Old English had militisc, from Latin. Military-industrial complex coined 1961 in farewell speech of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
"soldiers generally," 1757, from military (adj.). Earlier, "a military man" (1736).