Definition of Paramilitary

1. Noun. A group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops).




2. Adjective. Of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit.

Definition of Paramilitary

1. Noun. A group of civilians trained and organized in a military fashion, but which do not represent the formal forces of a sovereign power. ¹

2. Noun. (colloquial) A member of a paramilitary group. ¹

3. Adjective. relating to a paramilitary ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paramilitary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paramilitary

parametrises
parametrising
parametrismus
parametritic
parametritides
parametritis
parametrium
parametrization
parametrizations
parametrize
parametrized
parametrizes
parametrizing
paramilitaries
paramilitarily
paramilitary (current term)
paramilitary force
paramilitary organisation
paramilitary organization
paramilitary unit
paramimia
paramiographer
paramiographers
paramitome
paramitomes
paramnesia
paramnesias
paramo
paramoecia
paramoecium

Literary usage of Paramilitary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Political Murder and Reform in Colombia: The Violence Continues by Juan E. Méndez, Americas Watch Committee (U.S.) (1992)
"Ultimately, the paramilitary groups sought legitimacy by turning against their one-time mentors in the drug business and by providing intelligence about ..."

2. War Crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch, Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Ivana Nizich (1993)
"A host of Serbian paramilitary groups also are parties to the conflict in Bosnia- ... paramilitary groups from Serbia proper also have participated in ..."

3. You'll Learn Not to Cry: Child Combatants in Colombia by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization), Sebastian Brett (2003)
"paramilitary Forces There are at least ten groups loosely allied under the name United Self- Defense Groups of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, ..."

4. To Serve Without Favor: Policing, Human Rights, and Accountability in by Julia Hall (1997)
"Those who allege collusion charge that members of the security forces routinely engage in a variety of illegal activities to assist loyalist paramilitary ..."

5. Children in Northern Ireland: Abused by Security Forces and Paramilitaries by Lois Whitman (1992)
"Because police by and large won't respond to civilian calls for help, many in the community feel they have no alternative but to support paramilitary police ..."

6. Bad Blood: Militia Abuses in Mindanao, the Philippinesby Asia Watch Committee, Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Human Rights Watch (Organization) by Asia Watch Committee, Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1992)
"paramilitary auxiliaries, lx>th official and unofficial, have been central to these internal operations. paramilitary groups have allowed the military to ..."

7. Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Congressional Hearing edited by Christopher H. Smith (1999)
"For example, with respect to the loyalist paramilitary murder of Catholic ... In the case of the loyalist paramilitary killing of nationalist Patrick ..."

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