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Militia

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Milítia. n.s. [Latin.] The trainbands; the standing force of a nation.

Let any prince think soberly of his forces, except his militia be good and valiant soldiers. Bacon's Essays, № 30.

The militia was so settled by law, that a sudden army could be drawn together. Clarendon.

Unnumbered spirits round thee fly,
The light militia of the lower sky.
Pope's Rape of the Lock.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Clarendon, Edward (73) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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