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national guard

noun

Definition of national guard

  1. 1 :  a military establishment serving as a national constabulary and defense force

  2. 2 capitalized :  a militia force recruited by each state of the United States, equipped by the federal government, and jointly maintained subject to the call of either




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National Guard

noun

Definition of National Guard

  1. :  a part of the United States military whose members are recruited by each state, equipped by the federal government, and can be used by either the state or the country




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