the military

noun

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: the armed forces He has had a long career in the military. The policy is opposed by the military.

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“The military.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20military. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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