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English definition of “militia”

militia

noun [C]
 
 
/mɪˈlɪʃə/
a group of people who have been trained as soldiers but are not part of a country's official armyThe armed forces generally
militiaman noun [C] (plural militiamen) a member of a militiaOccupations and tradesSoldiers and people who fight in wars
(Definition of militia from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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