- n. The process by which something such as an area of land or a function of government becomes dependent on or subordinate to the military, or military in its attributes or practices
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. mostly Brit. militarization.
- n. act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency:
“Her focus is not on protesting women but on women caught up in militarisation.”
“But he warns that, because it has never been used in Great Britain before, the authorities would risk "sending out a message that we have lost control" and inflaming tensions "in a country that has never been comfortable with the idea of militarisation".”
“I have instructed our foreign secretary to submit before the UN security council and the UN assembly this militarisation, which is a serious risk to to international security".”
“Volumes of exchanges have been taking place over what some of these correspondents have called the militarisation of Haiti by international forces, many of the voices sounding off against it.”
“In the event, the first and the most essential step would be to undo the 'militarisation' of civilian areas.”
“L'ancien diplomate parle de la "militarisation" des USA.”
“And while some analysts have criticised the appointment of several armed forces officers to the cabinet, arguing that it will usher in a degree of 'militarisation' of the government, he said he disagreed.”
“Equally, intellectual forays get delimited when there is a growing "militarisation" of the mind.”
“The myth of Anzac has become more significant in recent years, ubiquitous even, with what I have called the militarisation of Australian history, mightily subsidised by the Howard government in the 1990s and early years of this century.”
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