landwehr

noun
land·wehr | \ˈläntˌvār\
plural -s

Definition of landwehr 

: the part of the organized national armed forces (as in the former German and Austrian empires, Japan, Switzerland) that has completed the required service with the colors and constitutes the second line of defense

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History and Etymology for landwehr

German, from Middle High German lantwer forces called for defense of the land, from Old High German lantweri defense of the land, from lant land + weri defense

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