Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a group of civilians organized in a military fashion, especially to operate in place of or assist regular army troops.
  • n. A member of a paramilitary force.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A group of civilians trained and organized in a military fashion, but which do not represent the formal forces of a sovereign power.
  • n. A member of a paramilitary group.
  • adj. relating to a paramilitary

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
  • adj. of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit

Etymologies

para- + military (Wiktionary)

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