Pronunciation: ( Ger. länt'shtoorm"), [key]
—n.(in certain European countries).
1. a general draft of people in time of war.
2. the force so drafted or subject to such draft, consisting of all who are capable of bearing arms and not in the army, navy, or Landwehr.
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