Definition of militarism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪtərɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪtərɪzəm//
[uncountable] (usually disapproving) Political views and systems
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the belief that a country should have great military strength in order to be powerful See related entries: Political views and systems Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French militarisme, from militaire or Latin militaris, from miles, milit- ‘soldier’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: militarism