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army

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːrmi; ˈɑːmi/

Translation of army in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural armies)

  • 1.1 (land force) ejército (masculine) the Army and the Navy el ejército (de tierra) y la marina or armada to be in the army ser* militar to join the army alistarse en el ejército (before noun/delante del nombre) [barracks/discipline] militar he hated army life odiaba la vida militar or de cuartel army officer militar (masculine and feminine), oficial (masculine and feminine) del ejército (de tierra) army wife esposa (feminine) de militar 1.2 (body of troops) ejército (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Camp followers shared the military fortunes of the armies they accompanied.
    • All the village men were fighting alongside the two armies, the Corbett army having come to join in.
    • Only the Utuku, of all the peoples known to me in the world, equip and organize their armies in that manner.
    Example sentences
    • Now is the time to train as a nurse, join the army or make yourself indispensable to the government in some other way.
    • His work in Cambridge was interrupted by World War I when he worked on the land rather than join the army.
    • And he declared that he would want to fight alongside his men if he joined the army.
    1.3 (large number) ejército (masculine), legión (feminine) an army of advisers un ejército or una legión de asesores
    Example sentences
    • He is now attracting an army of fans, and keeps winning every time he steps up to a new racing division.
    • It has an army of loyal fans which consider the GTi to be the most fun you can have on four wheels.
    • The international gambling industry has hired an army of lobbyists to stack the odds in its favour.

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Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.