[ UK /məlˈɪʃɐ/ ]
[ US /məˈɫɪʃə, mɪˈɫɪʃə/ ]
  1. 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
  2. civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
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How To Use militia In A Sentence

  • Leaked Reports Detail Iran's Aid for Iraqi Militias," blared the headline on afront page story inThe New York Times, which went on to report on several incidents recounted in WikiLeaks documents that journalist Michael Gordon called "the shadow war between the United States and Iraqi militias backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Ali Gharib: What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us About Iran?
  • Our militia fired off volley after volley from anti - aircraft artillery.
  • The soldiers will be from local militias and local reserves, with all the tangled politics that implies.
  • From the Whiskey Rebellion to the Know-Nothings to the reborn Militias of the 1990s, the eastern establishment has always had reason to fear the expression of a certain kind of cussed American individualism that rebels against what it sees as the encroachments of the state. Obama's Culture War
  • To minimize risks, they would not be required to disarm the several militia groups responsible for recent massacres.
  • Also, Mousavi has written a letter (in Farsi) to the Iranian security council saying that personnel from the Ahmadinejad-loyalist Basij militia are doffing their uniforms and attacking innocent people in the streets. Iran Election Live-Blogging (Wednesday June 17)
  • Bluntly, what the founding fathers described as a militiaman was a warrior citizen. Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local
  • Democratic participation, fair and free elections and effective governance need to be institutionalised and made routine, or non-violent means to resolve political crises could be replaced by remobilisation of militias, with significant risk of violent conflict. Crisis Group
  • It had its own assembly and militia, the power of veto over federal decisions and control of education and other public services.
  • Then hadn't it been Deeck, the phlegmatic militiaman who had taught her an English limerick? DISPLACED PERSON
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