organized militia

noun
a former military organization functioning under both state and federal authority.
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He organized militia training and made sure recruits were armed, sometimes without his superiors' knowledge.
Guard, and any other organizations or components of the organized militia as may be authorized by state or federal law.
All property issued to organizations and members of the organized militia remains public property.
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