from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man who is a member of a militia.
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- n. A member of a militia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who belongs to the militia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who belongs to the organized and armed militia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the militia; serves only during emergencies
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Bluntly, what the founding fathers described as a militiaman was a warrior citizen.
It was typical of the general situation that nobody now knew for certain whether a militiaman was a volunteer or a regular soldier.
Now it appeared that the Government had changed its mind, a militiaman was a regular soldier and counted as a deserter if he tried to go home.
Many are simply sad sacks, like the Alabama "militiaman" urging people to break Democrats 'windows and prattling about "civil war" on his Web site.
Many are simply sad sacks, like the Alabama "militiaman" urging people to break Democrats 'windows and prating about "civil war" on his Web site.
Article 8 of the constitution of the Painters 'and Decorators' Union of Schenectady provides that a member must not be a "militiaman, special police officer, or deputy marshal in the employ of corporations or individuals during strikes, lockouts, or other labor difficulties, and any member occupying any of the above positions will be debarred from membership."
Getty Images A rebel militiaman guards a Libyan oil refinery in Al Brega on Sunday.
Photos: Looking Back at Iraq Reuters A masked Iraqi Shiite militiaman dashed across a street in the east Baghdad suburb of Sadr City on Aug. 7, 2004.
Ali Jasim/Reuters SHIITE MILIITIAS ROIL SADR CITY: A masked Iraqi Shiite militiaman dashed across a street, carrying a rocket propelled grenade launcher, near graffiti which reads in Arabic 'No Bush', in the east Baghdad suburb of al Sadr city on Aug. 7, 2004.
We are painting the trucks so NATO won't hit us, said Salam Salim, a 29-year-old rebel militiaman.