Militarism definition

mĭlĭ-tə-rĭzəm
A policy in which military preparedness is of primary importance to a state.
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Predominance of the armed forces in the administration or policy of the state.
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Glorification of the ideals of a professional military class.
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The glorification or prevalence of a military spirit, attitudes, etc. in a nation, or the predominance of the military caste in government.
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The policy of maintaining a strong military organization in aggressive preparedness for war.
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The definition of militarism is a belief that a strong military force should be maintained and used aggressively to defend or promote national interests.

A belief that you need to devote a lot of money to defense spending to build up a military is an example of militarism.

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An ideology which claims that the military is the foundation of a society's security, and thereby its most important aspect.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
militarism
Plural:
militarisms