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Noun: militia  mi'li-shu
  1. (military) civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
    - reserves
  2. (military) the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service
    "their troops were untrained militia"; "Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia"

Derived forms: militias

Type of: body, force, military force, military group, military unit

Encyclopedia: Militia