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national guard

national guard

noun

Definition of NATIONAL GUARD

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

First Known Use of NATIONAL GUARD

1792

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