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Adjective: paramilitary  ,per-u'mi-li,te-ree [N. Amer], ,pa-ru'mi-lu-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. Of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit
Noun: paramilitary  ,per-u'mi-li,te-ree [N. Amer], ,pa-ru'mi-lu-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. A group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
    - paramilitary force, paramilitary unit, paramilitary organization, paramilitary organisation [Brit]

Derived forms: paramilitaries

Type of: force, personnel

Encyclopedia: Paramilitary