Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Objects, such as weapons and uniforms, that are connected with warfare or military service and are usually collected for their historical interest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. military or police artifacts

Etymologies

military + -ia2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Surface analysis is military +‎ -ia (“things (plural)”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You can't get too far into the realm of new-old timepieces without encountering militaria.

    Time Warp

  • It has a huge choice of cheap children's stories, activity and learning books and large militaria and history ranges.

    Independent bookshops in Central England

  • Meanwhile, on June 30, London auctioneer Thomas Del Mar's arms, armor and militaria sale in association with Sotheby's was 90% sold.

    A Battle Over arms and armor

  • These three men are wrong, they are an embarasment to Our Country, and I hope that Prime Minister Harper wipes the floor with them in the next general election. h\t: Mr.C. Labels: Canada, militaria, Rants posted by Reg at 12: 33 AM

    What Pamela Wallin Said - a rant by Reg

  • Labels: militaria posted by Fenris Badwulf at 4: 22 AM

    Asbestos - Canada's weapon of world domination!

  • Labels: Friday Night Female Flesh, invasion america, militaria, Team Mitchieville posted by Reg at 8: 50 AM

    Friday Morning

  • Five years ago, Mr Vernay donated his entire collection of World War I memorabilia — which comprises 22,000 objects of militaria, 30,000 documents and 6,000 books — to a new French museum devoted to the Great War.

    Collectors Vie For World War I Memorabilia

  • Whereas World War II or Napoleonic-era militaria are popular with collectors world-wide, enthusiasm for WWI memorabilia is predominantly a French thing.

    Collectors Vie For World War I Memorabilia

  • I'm thinking a bit more about my collecting these days after the controversy that erupted over Marc Garlasco of Human Rights Watch, who collects World War II German militaria.

    Doug Bandow: The Politics of Collecting

  • Unfortunately, to collect German militaria from 1933 to 1945 likely means accumulating -- different from "collecting" -- items with Nazi imagery.

    Doug Bandow: The Politics of Collecting

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