The definition of military is the armed forces responsible for securing and defending a country.(noun)
The Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard are an example of the branches in the US military.
See military in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr militaire < L militaris < miles (gen. militis), soldier
See military in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin mīlitāris
Origin: , from mīles, mīlit-, soldier.
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