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militia

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin mīlitia (army, military force/service), from mīles (soldier).

The use of "militia" rather than "police" to refer to the police force (of Ukraine and some other countries) originated among Russian communists.

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NounEdit

militia (plural militias)

  1. (in particular) An army of trained civilians, which may be an official reserve army, called upon in time of need, the entire able-bodied population of a state which may also be called upon, or a private force not under government control.
  2. The national police force of certain countries (e.g. Ukraine).

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mīles (soldier).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mīlitia f (genitive mīlitiae); first declension

  1. military service; soldiery, military
  2. warfare, war, campaign
  3. civil service, profession, employment
  4. (figuratively) military spirit, courage, bravery

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mīlitia mīlitiae
genitive mīlitiae mīlitiārum
dative mīlitiae mīlitiīs
accusative mīlitiam mīlitiās
ablative mīlitiā mīlitiīs
vocative mīlitia mīlitiae

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