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Synonyms for militia


Synonyms for militia

the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service

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Nothing in Lebanese law authorizes paramilitary organizations within the confines of the state.
However, leftist guerrillas, paramilitary organizations, narcotics traffickers, urban gangs and individual criminals pose security threats in many areas of Latin America, the Caribbean and the world
A major clause in the agreement mandated "complete and unequivocal ceasefire" by paramilitary organizations to obtain concessions such as early prisoner release.
Since the early 1980s, drug traffickers, together with landowners and local military commanders, have formed paramilitary organizations to "clean" their territory of guerrillas and alleged guerrilla sympathizers and to protect land, cattle, and cocaine laboratories and strategic shipping routes.
Insurgent and paramilitary organizations are increasingly becoming involved in drug-trafficking-related activities and are controlling more territory," it said.
The committee will review current and potential laws relating to hate groups and paramilitary organizations operating in California.
While the term recalls the organizing model of paramilitary organizations, such bodies may more closely resemble the neighborhood or precinct committees of a political party.
D-NY) prohibiting the formation of private paramilitary organizations.
announced today that the Los Angeles County Superior Court has dismissed with prejudice the lawsuit brought by Colombian plaintiffs, claiming damages against Dole from alleged payments to Colombian paramilitary organizations.