Simple Definition of paramilitary
: of or relating to a group that is not an official army but that operates and is organized like an army
Full Definition of paramilitary
: of, relating to, being, or characteristic of a force formed on a military pattern especially as a potential auxiliary military force <a paramilitary border patrol> <paramilitary training>
Examples of paramilitary in a sentence
Government forces have been attacked by heavily armed paramilitary groups in several villages.
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