Noun(1) civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army(2) the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service
(1) By the 1808 Treaty of Paris the Prussian army was restricted to a mere 42,000 men and forbidden to raise a militia .(2) He comes from Liberia where he was forced to become a child soldier and fight in a rebel militia .(3) Using brutal tactics Duvalier created a rural militia to intimidate the population.(4) The older men were discharged from service in the militia as not fully reliable.(5) creating a militia was no answer to the army's manpower problem(6) Most of the children escaped, although it is reported that some of the older ones were forcibly recruited into the rebel militia .(7) He plans to double the number of the security forces, and create a million-man militia .(8) In England the French rather than the German threat gave rise to the Volunteer Force, which supplemented the regular army and militia .(9) After weeks of dreadful anticipation, a rebel militia advances against government forces.(10) small detachments of militia(11) The due process clause permits military justice but restricts its application to the armed forces or to the militia during times of war.(12) The Senate Judiciary Committee agreed that marshals could summon both the militia and regular troops to serve in a posse comitatus.(13) It is this dynamic that the intelligent field commander of a local militia or opposition group exploits.(14) The militia was a part-time force charged with a wide range of duties and organized at the village level, but supervised from higher echelons.(15) A legitimate government will encourage the regional forces to dissolve their militias in the interest of creating a national army.(16) The president, who had to be a natural-born citizen of the United States, was to be commander-in-chief of the military and the state militias when brought into federal service.
(1) militia :: Miliz
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