An example of a militia is the Minutemen who volunteer to protect the U.S border.
Origin of militia
- Latin mīlitia warfare, military service from mīles mīlit- soldier
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The use of "militia" rather than "police" to refer to the police force (of Russia and some other countries) originated among Russian communists.
- From Latin mÄ«litia (“army, military force/service"), from mÄ«les (“soldier").