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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French militant, from Latin mīlitāns, present participle of mīlitāre (to serve as a soldier).

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militant (comparative more militant, superlative most militant)

  1. Fighting or disposed to fight; belligerent, warlike. [from 15th c.]
    • 2012, Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers, Penguin 2013, p. 394:
      The upper tiers of the foreign ministry were quick to embrace a militant policy.
  2. Aggressively supporting of a political or social cause; adamant, combative. [from 17th c.]

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militant (plural militants)

  1. (obsolete) A soldier, a combatant. [17th-19th c.]
  2. An entrenched or aggressive adherent to a particular cause, now especially a member of a particular ideological faction. [from 19th c.]
  3. Specifically, someone who supports the Trotskyite political view expressed in the newspaper Militant, or who engages in aggressive left-wing politics. [from 20th c.]

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militant

  1. present participle of militar

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From militer.

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militant m (feminine singular militante, masculine plural militants, feminine plural militantes)

  1. militant

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militant m (plural militants)

  1. activist, campaigner

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militant

  1. present participle of militer

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin mīlitāns.

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militant (comparative militanter, superlative am militantesten)

  1. militant

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