I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin militaris, from milit-, miles soldier Date: 15th century 1. a. of or relating to soldiers, arms, or war b. of or relating to armed forces; especially of or relating to ground or sometimes ground and air forces as opposed to naval forces 2. a. performed or made by armed forces b. supported by armed force 3. of or relating to the army II. noun (plural military; also militaries) Date: 1709 1. military persons; especially army officers 2. armed forces

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