Definition of paramilitary in English:

paramilitary

Line breaks: para|mili¦tary
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈmɪlɪt(ə)ri
 
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adjective

  • Organized similarly to a military force: illegal paramilitary groups paramilitary police
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    • And what sort of training does this paramilitary police force give such conscripts?
    • Local police, paramilitary police and military units have now surrounded the building.
    • The raids killed or captured paramilitary forces and captured a number of large arms and ammunition in caches.

noun (plural paramilitaries)

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  • A member of a paramilitary organization.
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    • The struggle in Chocó is but one stage on which the guerrillas and right-wing paramilitaries are fighting their war.
    • The right-wing paramilitaries also gain much of their revenue from the drug trade.
    • British troops report civilians are telling them where the paramilitaries hide.

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