"paramilitary" in the noun sense
1. paramilitary, paramilitary force, paramilitary unit, paramilitary organization, paramilitary organisation
a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
"paramilitary" in the adjective sense
of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit
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