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Militia meaning

militia - 4 dictionary results

  1. 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"-- United States Constitution
  2. 2. In the widest sense, the whole military force of a nation, including both those engaged in military service as a business, and those competent and available for such service; specifically, the body of citizens enrolled for military instruction and discipline, but not subject to be called into actual service except in emergencies.
  3. 3. Military service; warfare.
  4. 4. Force enrolled and drilled, but only liable to home service.

militia - examples of usage

  1. Bending over, Nora mentioned " Militia."
  2. Liberal terms made with Schools, Military and Civil, Army Officers and Posts, State Militia, and the Trade.
  3. Its batteries opened fire on the enemy, and the militia battalions drove the foe out of the woods.
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