Etymology
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paramilitary (adj.)

"in reference to organizations or forces analogous or auxiliary to that of military units but not professional," 1935, from para- (1) + military. In early use often in reference to the S.A. and S.S. of Nazi Germany.

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Definitions of paramilitary
1
paramilitary (n.)
a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops);
Synonyms: paramilitary force / paramilitary unit / paramilitary organization / paramilitary organisation
2
paramilitary (adj.)
of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit;
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