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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a rear guard.
  • adjective Of or relating to economic, political, or social resistance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Part of an army detached during a march for the protection of the rear, especially in retreating when the attacks of a pursuing enemy are feared.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to a rearguard
  • adjective of, or relating to resistance in politics etc

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