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

  • noun A permanent army maintained in time of peace and war.

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  • noun A professional permanent army composed of full-time career soldiers, and not disbanded during times of peace.

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

  • noun a permanent army of paid soldiers

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