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A permanent army maintained in time of peace and war.
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(Military) a permanent army of paid soldiers maintained by a nation
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a permanently organized military force maintained by a nation.
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standing army- A permanent army maintained in time of peace and war.
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|Noun||1.||standing army - a permanent army of paid soldiers|
army, ground forces, regular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
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