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par·a·mil·i·tar·y

 (păr′ə-mĭl′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a group of civilians organized in a military fashion, especially to operate in place of or assist regular army troops.
n. pl. par·a·mil·i·tar·ies
A member of a paramilitary force.

paramilitary

(ˌpærəˈmɪlɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) denoting or relating to a group of personnel with military structure functioning either as a civil force or in support of military forces
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) denoting or relating to a force with military structure conducting armed operations against a ruling or occupying power
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a paramilitary force
b. a member of such a force

par•a•mil•i•tar•y

(ˌpær əˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -tar•ies. adj.
1. of or designating an organization operating in place of, as a supplement to, or in a manner resembling a regular military force.
n.
2. a person employed in such a force.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paramilitary - a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
fedayeen - (plural) Arab guerrillas who operate mainly against Israel
Fedayeen Saddam, Saddam's Martyrs - a feared paramilitary unit formed in 1995 by young soldiers to serve Saddam Hussein against domestic opponents
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
Adj.1.paramilitary - of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit
Translations

paramilitary

[ˌpærəˈmɪlɪtərɪ]
A. ADJparamilitar
B. Nparamilitar mf

paramilitary

[ˌpærəˈmɪlɪtəri] adjparamilitaire

paramilitary

paramilitary

[ˌpærəˈmɪlɪtrɪ] adjparamilitare
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