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Adjective: military  'mi-li,te-ree [N. Amer], mi-lu-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. Of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    "military law"
     
  2. Characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military
    "military uniforms"
     
  3. Associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians
    "military police"
Noun: military  'mi-li,te-ree [N. Amer], mi-lu-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. The military forces of a nation
    "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker";
    - armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine

Derived forms: militaries

See also: combatant, expeditionary, martial, militaristic, noncombatant, soldierlike, soldierly, warlike, warriorlike

Type of: force, personnel

Antonym: civilian, unmilitary

Encyclopedia: Military, Naval and County Service Club