Military

Definition of Military

Mil´i`ta`ry
a.1.
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.
Military law
See Martial law, under Martial.
Military order
(a) A command proceeding from a military superior.
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.
n.1.The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army.

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