home reserve

noun

Definition of home reserve

: a part of the organized armed forces of a country whose members live at home, carry on their usual vocations, and except for occasional calls for drill or instruction are liable to call only in emergency

called also militia, national guard, territorial reserve

— compare home guard

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“Home reserve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20reserve. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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