Hypertext Webster Gateway: "military"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Military \Mil"i*ta*ry\, a. [L. militaris, militarius, from
miles, militis, soldier: cf. F. militaire.]
1. Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war;
belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs
of war; as, a military parade; military discipline;
military bravery; military conduct; military renown.

Nor do I, as an enemy to peace, Troop in the throngs
of military men. --Shak.

2. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a
military expedition. --Bacon.

{Military law}. See {Martial law}, under {Martial}.

{Military order}. (a) A command proceeding from a military
(b) An association of military persons under a bond of
certain peculiar rules; especially, such an
association of knights in the Middle Ages, or a body
in modern times taking a similar form, membership of
which confers some distinction.

{Military tenure}, tenure of land, on condition of performing
military service.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Military \Mil"i*ta*ry\, n. [Cf. F. militaire.]
The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare;
"military law"
2: characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the
military; "military uniforms" [ant: {unmilitary}]
3: associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted
with civilians; "military police" [ant: {civilian}]
n : the military forces of a nation [syn: {armed forces}]

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