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Webster Dictionary

  1. Landwehr(noun)

    that part of the army, in Germany and Austria, which has completed the usual military service and is exempt from duty in time of peace, except that it is called out occasionally for drill

  2. Origin: [G., fr. land land, country + wehr defense.]


  1. Landwehr

    Landwehr, or Landeswehr, is a German language term used in referring to certain national armies, or militias found in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe. In different context it refers to large scale, low strength fortifications. In German, the word means "defence of the country"; but the term as applied to an insurrectional militia is very ancient, and lantveri are mentioned in Baluzii Capitularia, as quoted in Hallam's Middle Ages, i. 262, 10th edition.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Landwehr

    länt′vār, n. a military force in Germany and Austria forming an army reserve. [Ger., land, land, wehr, defence.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Landwehr

    a military force in Germany and Austria held in reserve against a time of war, when it is called out to do ordinary military duty. In Germany those capable of bearing arms have to serve in it five years after completing their seven years' term of regular service.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of landwehr in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of landwehr in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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