Paramilitary

What is Paramilitary ?

Paramilitary is (adj) organised in the same way as the army, but not a part of it Members of paramilitary organisations were asked to surrender their arms. (noun) a member of a paramilitary organisation Paramilitaries supporting the President were blamed for the attack. Paramilitaries set up road blocks on all the roads leading into the area. Synonym rebel (NOTE: The plural is paramilitaries.)

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level