Definition of paramilitary in English:

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paramilitary

Pronunciation: /ˌperəˈmiləˌterē/

adjective

(Of an unofficial force) organized similarly to a military force: soldiers and police have been killed in conflicts with the drug cartels and their paramilitary allies
More example sentences
  • 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)

A member of an unofficial paramilitary organization.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with paramilitary

military

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Syllabification: par·a·mil·i·tar·y

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