Meaning of “the Territorial Army” in the English Dictionary

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"the Territorial Army" in British English

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the Territorial Armynoun

uk /ˌter.ɪ.tɔː.ri.əl ˈɑː.mi/ us /ˌter.ɪ.tɔːr.i.əl ˈɑːr.mi/ abbreviation the TA

a group of men and women in Britain who, without payment and during the time when they are not working, are trained as soldiers

(Definition of “the Territorial Army” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)