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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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