Military tenure
Military Mil"i*ta*ry, a. [L. militaris, militarius, from miles, militis, soldier: cf. F. militaire.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

Nor do I, as an enemy to peace, Troop in the throngs of military men. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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