munitions definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Middle French munition ; from Classical Latin munitio, a fortifying, defending ; from munire, to fortify ; from moenia, fortifications ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mei-, to fortify from source mere, Classical Latin murus, wall
munitions - Computer Definition
Military supplies such as weapons and ammunition. The government of the United States and many other countries classified cryptology as munitions for many years. Those policies were relaxed in the 1990s, due to the rise of the Internet, which made the policies impossible to enforce. See also encryption and Internet.