1. [ noun ] (military) civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
Synonyms: reserves
Related terms: military_unit trainband territorial sa militiaman military
2. [ noun ] the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service

"their troops were untrained militia" "Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia"--United States Constitution

Related terms: body military
Similar spelling:   millettia