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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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Karachi: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge on Thursday remanded the acting chairman of Karachi Fishermen Cooperative Society to 90-day custody to the paramilitary Rangers for probing terrorism funding and abbetment.
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ISLAMABAD -- At a time when hundreds of organisations across the globe affirm commitment to protect rights of children to mark the 'International Day of Children Victims of Aggression' on Tuesday, the children of occupied Kashmir continue to be the target of torture, illegal detention and custodial killings by Indian army and paramilitary forces.
He also held discussions with the top brass of the state police and the paramilitary outfits deployed by the Centre to counter the Maoists movement.
ISLAMABAD, March 29 (KUNA) -- The death toll of a suicidal attack on a paramilitary convoy on Friday reached 12, while at least 30 others wounded, in Peshawar city northern Pakistan.
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Pakistani Taliban militants have killed 21 paramilitary troops who were abducted Thursday in the country's restive northwest, official sources said Sunday.
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District Judge Kenneth Marra rejected a request June 4 by the company to throw out the suits, saying the paramilitary groups targeted trade unionists and leftist activists.