Definition of Paramilitary force
1. Noun. A group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops).
Specialized synonyms: Fedayeen, Fedayeen Saddam, Saddam's Martyrs
Generic synonyms: Force, Personnel
Derivative terms: Paramilitary
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Literary usage of Paramilitary force
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Price of Oil: Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights Violations in by Bronwen Manby (1999)
"... special units is the Rivers State Internal Security Task Force, a paramilitary force created ... the services of any military or paramilitary force (eg ..."
2. Honduras: The Facts Speak for Themselves : The Preliminary Report of the by Human Rights Watch/Americas, Center for Justice and International Law (1994)
"The Intelligence Committees of the US Congress were informed that the CIA would create a paramilitary force of some 500 men used only to block ..."
3. Police Killings and Rural Violence in Andhra Pradesh by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Asia Watch Committee (U.S., Patricia Gossman (1992)
"... another federal paramilitary force. In December 1991, troops from the federal paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) were also ..."
4. The Politics of Law and Order: A History of the Bavarian Einwohnerwehr, 1918 by David Clay Large (1980)
"... In the spring of 1919 the most important paramilitary force in Bavaria, as in Germany as a whole, was still the free corps movement. ..."
5. 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)
"... they said, was not a paramilitary force, which was now outlawed. It was rather a "reservist army" or militia, to lx- deployed solely in their home ..."
6. Africa South of the Sahara: The Challenge to Western Security by Lewis H. Gann, Peter Duignan (1981)
"One hundred ten thousand men were in the commandos, a paramilitary force designed for local defense and counterinsurgency. South Africa can mobilize a ..."