Definition for MIL'I-TA-RY

MIL'I-TA-RY, a. [Fr. militaire; L. militaris, from miles, a soldier; milito, to fight; Gr. αμιλλα, contest.]

  1. Pertaining to soldiers or to arms; as, a military parade or appearance; military discipline.
  2. Engaged in the service of soldiers or arms; as, a military man.
  3. Warlike; becoming a soldier; as, military virtue; military bravery.
  4. Derived from the services or exploits of a soldier; as, military renown.
  5. Conformable to the customs or rules of armies or militia. The conduct of the officer was not military.
  6. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election. Bacon. Military tenure, a tenure of land, on condition of performing military service.

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