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mi•li•tia



Pronunciation: (mi-lish'u), [key]
n.
1. a body of citizens enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies.
2. a body of citizen soldiers as distinguished from professional soldiers.
3. all able-bodied males considered by law eligible for military service.
4. a body of citizens organized in a paramilitary group and typically regarding themselves as defenders of individual rights against the presumed interference of the federal government.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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