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military

[mil-i-ter-ee] /ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i/
adjective
1.
of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forces, often as distinguished from the navy:
from civilian to military life.
2.
of, for, or pertaining to war:
military preparedness.
3.
of or pertaining to soldiers.
4.
befitting, characteristic of, or noting a soldier:
a military bearing.
5.
following the life of a soldier:
a military career.
6.
performed by soldiers:
military duty.
noun, plural militaries, military.
7.
the military.
  1. the military establishment of a nation; the armed forces.
  2. military personnel, especially commissioned officers, taken collectively:
    the bar, the press, and the military.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Latin mīlitāri(s), equivalent to mīlit- (stem of mīles) soldier + -āris -ary
Related forms
militarily
[mil-i-tair-uh-lee, mil-i-ter-uh-lee] /ˌmɪl ɪˈtɛər ə li, ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr ə li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
militariness, noun
antimilitary, adjective
nonmilitary, adjective
premilitary, adjective
promilitary, adjective
pseudomilitarily, adverb
pseudomilitary, adjective
quasi-military, adjective
supermilitary, adjective, noun
unmilitarily, adverb
unmilitary, adjective
Synonyms
3. soldierly, soldierlike, martial.
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British Dictionary definitions for anti military

military

/ˈmɪlɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the armed forces (esp the army), warlike matters, etc
2.
of, characteristic of, or about soldiers
noun (pl) -taries, -tary
3.
the military, the armed services (esp the army)
Derived Forms
militarily, adverb
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin mīlitāris, from mīles soldier
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Word Origin and History for anti military

military

adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French militaire (14c.), from Latin militaris "of soldiers or war, of military service, warlike," from miles (genitive militis) "soldier," of unknown origin, perhaps ultimately from Etruscan, or else meaning "one who marches in a troop," and thus connected to Sanskrit melah "assembly," Greek homilos "assembled crowd, throng." Related: Militarily. Old English had militisc, from Latin. Military-industrial complex coined 1961 in farewell speech of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower.

n.

"soldiers generally," 1757, from military (adj.). Earlier, "a military man" (1736).

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