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

     

    paramilitary

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌpærəˈmɪlətri//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpærəˈmɪləteri//
     
    [usually plural] (pl. paramilitaries)
     
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  1. 1a member of an illegal paramilitary group or organization The army has blamed paramilitaries for heavy civilian casualties in the area.
  2. 2a member of an organization that helps the official army of a country
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