- Relating to or characteristic of soldiers or armed forces: the build-up of military activity he organized his shows with military precisionMore example sentences
- When land was held by feudal tenure, military service was due from a tenant to his lord.
- There was very little formal structure by way of military rank in Viking armies.
- Confident in their military prowess, they preferred to try the arbitrament of war.
noun (plural militaries)Back to top
- The armed forces of a country: as a young man he joined the military and pursued a career in the Army most militaries remain subordinate to civilian authoritiesMore example sentences
- Although the coup was unsuccessful, it led to the assumption of power by the military.
- The regime itself used the military to achieve power and has long been aware of the danger it poses.
- My husband left home in February after eight years of inactive service to the military.
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- A dispute which escalates to war is coded as a success for that side which wins the war militarily.
- Achieving both can fortify a region militarily and put its economy on par with the world's best.
- Britain, France, Sweden, and the USA were the first to adopt the percussion system militarily.
late Middle English: from French militaire or Latin militaris, from miles, milit- 'soldier'.