paramilitary


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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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Summary: Several blasts hit a position held by Iraqi Shiite paramilitaries next to Balad air base north of Baghdad Tuesday, an Iraqi military official and a source in a paramilitary group said.
Peacekeeping in this city got a big boost following the turnover on Saturday of 130 newly-trained paramilitary troops tasked to help in maintaining law and order.
KARACHI -- Rangers in a raid in Lyari arrested two accused involved in robbery and murder, citing a spokesperson of paramilitary force.
In occupied Kashmir, India is deploying over 28,000 more paramilitary troops in the territory to suppress the Kashmiris' ongoing struggle for securing freedom from its illegal occupation.
(TAP) - An unmanned aircraft dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-linked Shi'ite paramilitary groups in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least one person, the army and paramilitary sources said.
An unmanned aircraft dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-linked Shiite paramilitary groups in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least one person.
According to a notification issued by the Home Department, the Sindh government approved the summary extending the policing powers granted to the paramilitary force under Section 4(2) of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997 in Karachi division for 90 days.
Spokesman of Sindh Rangers said that the paramilitary troops conducted operations against the criminals in Shah Faisal Colony, Madina Colony, Awami Colony and Frontier Colony areas of Karachi.
It obtained a recovery order for the property in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, following a Paramilitary Crime Taskforce probe.
ISLAMABAD -- Twenty-six per cent of the total strength of the Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been deployed in occupied Kashmir to suppress the Kashmiris' ongoing freedom struggle, an official report revealed.
The paramilitary Rangers had fraudulently claimed they belong to MQM South Africa chapter.
ISLAMABAD -- India is deploying more than 400 companies of paramilitary forces to thrust polls on the Kashmiri people at a time when all pro-freedom and pro-India local political parties have already announced to stay away from the election drama.