militariness

military

[mil-i-ter-ee]
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.
a.
the military establishment of a nation; the armed forces.
b.
military personnel, especially commissioned officers, taken collectively: the bar, the press, and the military.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin mīlitāri(s), equivalent to mīlit- (stem of mīles) soldier + -āris -ary

militarily [mil-i-tair-uh-lee, mil-i-ter-uh-lee] , 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


3. soldierly, soldierlike, martial.
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military (ˈmɪlɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the armed forces (esp the army), warlike matters, etc
2.  of, characteristic of, or about soldiers
 
n , -taries, -tary
3.  the military the armed services (esp the army)
 
[C16: via French from Latin mīlitāris, from mīles soldier]
 
'militarily
 
adv

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military
mid-15c., from M.Fr. militaire, from L. militaris "of soldiers or war," from miles (gen. militis) "soldier," perhaps ultimately from Etruscan, or else meaning "one who marches in a troop," and thus connected to Skt. melah "assembly," Gk. homilos "assembled crowd, throng." The noun sense of "soldiers
generally" is attested from 1757. Military-industrial complex coined 1961 in farewell speech of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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