Pronunciation: (mil'i-tu-riz"um), [key]
1. a strong military spirit or policy.
2. the principle or policy of maintaining a large military establishment.
3. the tendency to regard military efficiency as the supreme ideal of the state and to subordinate all other interests to those of the military.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.