a military force composed entirely of enlistees.
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How to use volunteer army in a sentence
For the foreseeable future, Israel will not be fielding a volunteer army.In Israel, Netanyahu Assembles the Coalition That Eluded Romney | Lloyd Green | March 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He used to visit college campuses and, when challenged, ask how many people in the hall favored a volunteer army.
His father, a man of means, was prominent as one of the pioneers in organizing the volunteer army of Great Britain.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Before he could arrive, the untrained volunteer army of Schleswig-Holsteiners suffered defeat at Bau.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
As the basis of every volunteer army our country raised was found the organized, volunteer militia.The Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery in War and Peace | Frederick Morse Cutler
The privates of the volunteer army are men of judgment, and will use it in spite of red tape and military discipline.An Artilleryman's Diary | Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Military discipline took one of the sudden jerks in our camp to-day that is so peculiar in the volunteer army.An Artilleryman's Diary | Jenkin Lloyd Jones