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MIL'ITARY, adjective [Latin militaris, from miles, a soldier; milito, to fight.]

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.

Military tenure, a tenure of land, on condition of performing military service.

MIL'ITARY, noun The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; an army.