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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.
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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
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a paramilitary force
b. a member of such a force
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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
|Adj.||1.||paramilitary - of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
paramilitary[ˌpærəˈmɪlɪtəri] adj → paramilitaire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj → paramilitärisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
paramilitary[ˌpærəˈmɪlɪt/ərɪ] adj → paramilitare
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