Meaning of “paramilitary” in the English Dictionary

"paramilitary" in American English

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paramilitaryadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˌpær·əˈmɪl·ɪˌter·i/

similar to an army, but not official and sometimes not legal:

paramilitary forces

(Definition of “paramilitary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)