The suffragists claimed that quite the opposite was true and that militancy had hindered rather than helped women win the vote.
When it comes to the North Sinai, it seems that the truth about Islamic militancy is just as strong as any fiction.
They fear that if Afghanistan slips into crisis, instability and the rise of militancy will engulf the whole region.
early 15c., "fighting, engaged in warfare," from Middle French militant "fighting," from Latin militantem (nominative militans), present participle of militare "serve as a soldier" (see militate), originally especially in Church militant. Related: Militantly.
"one engaged in war or strife," c.1600, from militant (adj.); in a political sense, it is attested by 1907.