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  • n. A kind of militia in Poland, consisting of the gentry, which, in case of invasion, was summoned to the defense of the country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of militia in Poland, consisting of the gentry, which, in case of invasion, was summoned to the defense of the country.

Etymologies

Polish pospolite ruszenie a general summons to arms, an arriere-ban; pospolity general + ruszenie a stirring. (Wiktionary)

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