from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A general levy in time of war.
- n. The forces called out on such levy, composed of all men liable to service who are not in the army, navy, or Landwehr; the last line of defense, supposed to be called out only in case of invasion or other grave emergency. See army organization, above.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Germany, Switzerland, etc., a general levy in time of war.
- n. The force so called out, or subject to call.
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