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the IRAnoun [+ sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌaɪ.ɑːˈreɪ/  us   /-ɑːrˈeɪ/
abbreviation for the ​IrishRepublican Army: an ​illegalorganization that ​wantsNorthern Ireland to be ​politicallyindependent of the UK and ​united with the Republic of Ireland, and that has ​fought for this ​aim with terrorism in the past
(Definition of the IRA from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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