militiaman

noun
mi·li·tia·man | \-mən \

Definition of militiaman 

: a member of a militia

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The dance circle grew, as women, men and militiamen guarding the daytime party joined. Sarah El Deeb, Fox News, "Syria's tiny Assyrian community celebrates its survival," 2 Apr. 2018 Unlike a militiaman or an officer drawn from the gentry, who shared the ethos of the larger society, professionals were a breed apart whose foremost loyalty to the military caste made them a threat to liberty. William Anthony Hay, WSJ, "‘The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold’ and ‘Turncoat’ Review: His Own Worst Enemy," 24 May 2018 Iran is one of Assad's strongest backers and has sent thousands of troops and allied militiamen to support his forces. Bassem Mroue, chicagotribune.com, "Chemical weapons watchdog to send inspectors to Syria," 10 Apr. 2018 Iran is one of Assad's strongest backers and has sent thousands of troops and allied militiamen to support his forces. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Russia vetoes US resolution on Syria gas attack," 10 Apr. 2018 Last weekend, these militiamen crushed the protests in Jinotepe and Diriamba, two cities south of the capital, ransacking churches and leaving more than 30 dead in the area, according to human rights groups. Joshua Partlow, chicagotribune.com, "Inside the church where Nicaraguan paramilitaries laid siege on university students," 14 July 2018 British troops, weary of fighting the Shiite militia called the Mahdi Army, transferred control to Iraqi authorities in 2007, and a year later government forces ousted the militiamen from the city. Nabih Bulos, latimes.com, "Basra was once a jewel of a city. Now it's a symbol what's wrong in Iraq," 17 June 2018 Emirati forces are leading ground forces mixed with their own troops, irregular militiamen and soldiers backing Yemen's exiled government. Ahmed Al-haj, Fox News, "Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport," 19 June 2018 Emirati forces are leading ground forces mixed with their own troops, irregular militiamen and soldiers backing Yemen's exiled government. NBC News, "Saudi-led forces seize airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida," 16 June 2018

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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