The definition of a militia is an army made up of regular citizens called to respond during an emergency.(noun)
An example of a militia is the Minutemen who volunteer to protect the U.S border.
See militia in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L, military service, soldiery < miles (gen. militis), soldier
See militia in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin mīlitia, warfare, military service
Origin: , from mīles, mīlit-, soldier.
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