War Department

War Department

noun U.S. History.
the department of the federal government that, from 1789 until 1947, was responsible for defense and the military establishment: in 1947 it became the Department of the Army, which became part of the Department of Defense when it was established in 1949.
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war department

noun
a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1789 and combined with the Navy Department in 1947 
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