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Real power lies with armed militias in cities and important towns. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Once there the army and militias moved in. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No democracy could reasonably define an armed militia as a political party. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His officials said western troops would not disarm militias by force. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Across the country revolutionary committees and citizen militias came into being to contain worsening urban food riots. Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War (2005)Sometimes the local militia would support a local theatre as patrons. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The troops were trying to withdraw from the city and were surrounded by thousands of civilians and armed militia. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It will also need to ensure that the various heavily armed militias turn in their weapons to a national police force. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Shia militia leader than the Government to meet his needs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)France has deployed 1,600 troops in an attempt to disarm the militias. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Service in the navy, the regular army and the militia remained a career rather than a civic duty. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)By November 1843 the militias had been disarmed. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)From the west, Kurdish militias. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A senior army general who has defected said that his forces were preparing to enter the fray en masse alongside the citizens' militia yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: militia NOUN
A militia is an organization that operates like an army but whose members are not professional soldiers.
The troops will not attempt to disarm the warring militias.
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