Definition of 'paramilitary'
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By calling themselves militias, paramilitary groups claim to be protected by the constitution. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Opposition politicians maintain that armed paramilitaries have attacked the protests. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The paramilitary organisation said a permanent ceasefire would begin tomorrow. The Sun (2006)Hopefully there will be a time when nobody joins these paramilitary organisations. The Sun (2007)They were deployed to protect civilians from marauding paramilitary forces on both sides of the sectarian divide. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The paramilitary forces took the men in small groups to an area near by and shot them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many former paramilitaries have become involved in organised crime in the aftermath of the peace settlement. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Women from families that were involved in the security forces or paramilitary organisations often suffered more than one bereavement. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Was this a rock group, or a paramilitary unit? Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is the largest loss of life suffered by the force since the paramilitaries' ceasefire. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The apparent impotence of the Colombian army helped spawn paramilitary groups that conducted their own killing campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The heat has gone out of the conflict and former paramilitaries now telephone each other across the peace lines to defuse potential trouble. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Black leaders in Washington have demanded a federal investigation into the use of paramilitary police units in poor neighbourhoods. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The group had the feel of a paramilitary unit when it used aggressive tactics to deal with the industrial disputes of the 1970s. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Security will now be handed over to the country's army, paramilitary and police forces. The Sun (2014)Some of the dead wear green Libyan army fatigues, others the camouflage uniform of police paramilitary units. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. paramilitary is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'paramilitary'
British English: paramilitary ADJECTIVE
A paramilitary organization is organized like an army and performs either civil or military functions in a country.
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Definition of paramilitary from the Collins English Dictionary
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