national guard

national guard
noun Date: 1792 1. a military establishment serving as a national constabulary and defense force 2. capitalized a militia force recruited by each state of the U.S., equipped by the federal government, and jointly maintained subject to the call of either

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  • National Guard — An organization of armed men, created and maintained under the United States Constitution, the federal statutes, and state constitutions and state statutes. 36 Am J1st Mil § 42. A primary reserve of the United States Army and Air Force, serving… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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