To carry arms

Related to To carry arms: order arms, present arms, manual of arms
To bear weapons.
To serve as a soldier.

See also: Carry, Carry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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If I have turned to serve an earthly master, and to carry arms for an earthly king, it would be an ill thing if I were to lose all thought of the great high King and Master of all, whose humble and unworthy servant I was ere ever I left Beaulieu.
For it was not lawful before for the high priest either to carry arms or to ride upon any but a mare.
"But people of our condition are not allowed to carry arms. What would a lord say -- yes, or any other person of whatever condition -- if he caught an upstart peasant with a dagger on his person?"
I understood very well why, when he told me that he had joined in the Clyde a small steamer chartered by a relative of his, "a very wealthy man," he observed (probably Lord X, I thought), to carry arms and other supplies to the Carlist army.
He, however, said the local vigilante are not allowed to carry arms but said they are only to help the security operatives in the area in intelligence gathering.
An ambulance was used to carry arms and uniforms for the gang members who after robbing would transfer all the looted valuables into the vehicle along with their uniforms and ammunition and flee from the area.
He added that they possessed permit to carry arms issued by the DC.
'We are undertaking training for about 36 of our corrections officers and they are to carry arms because when they are transporting prisoners or keeping guards at this time they are vulnerable because they do not carry arms,' Minister Dean announced at the just ended cabinet retreat in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County over the weekend.
They also called for allowing Turkmen youth to carry arms and stand by the security services to defend their areas More than 45 headquarters and branches for Turkmen Front in Kirkuk have been attacked by rockets, machine guns and grenades since the enforcement of the law operations./ End
Like many teachers, I was assaulted on several occasions in class, verbally abused on numerous occasions and generally bullied and so asking teachers to carry arms in class carries an inherent risk.
Former Prime Minister (PM) Barrister Sultan Mahmood during an election campaign openly provoked people to carry arms and open fire if situation went worse.