paramilitary, paramilitary force, paramilitary unit, paramilitary organization, paramilitary organisation(adj)
a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit
A group of civilians trained and organized in a military fashion, but which do not represent the formal forces of a sovereign power.
A member of a paramilitary group.
relating to a paramilitary
Origin: para- + military
A paramilitary is a military-esque force whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military, but which is not considered part of a state's formal armed forces. Under the Law of Armed Conflict, a state may incorporate a paramilitary organization or armed agency charged with police functions into its armed forces. The other parties to a conflict have to be notified thereof. The term paramilitary is subjective, depending on what is considered similar to a military force, and what status a force is considered to have. The nature of paramilitary forces therefore varies greatly according to the speaker and the context. Mercenaries and Private Military Companies are not paramilitaries. An international agreement, International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries, signed by 32 nations as of 2012, prohibits the training, recruiting and use of mercenary forces.
The numerical value of PARAMILITARY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of PARAMILITARY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of PARAMILITARY in a Sentence
This is a debt that the state owes not only to Jineth Bedoya but the hundreds of victims of La Modelo prison and the paramilitary forces.
The unpredictable nature of paramilitary group patronage will most likely remain a significant obstacle to the GNA’s efforts to establish sovereignty.
The plan is to consolidate territories of peace wherever the OLP operations take place, to free the people of this paramilitary stain and these criminal gangs that sully our people.
Unlike the other cartels, they function like a paramilitary organization, they are like an iron hand taking control of Jalisco, and have set up carjackings and roadblocks to show their power.
No wonder that Mexico suffers high levels of paramilitary violence that in many cases constitute acts of terrorism, such as the latest Sinaloa Cartels paramilitary takeover of Sinaloas capital (Culiacan).
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