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Princeton's WordNet

  1. army, regular army, ground forcesnoun

    a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state


  1. regular army

    A regular army, also known as a standing army, is a permanent, professional army composed of full-time soldiers who are not disbanded during times of peace. They are maintained by the state, country, or nation to defend its sovereignty and interests and are typically well-trained, equipped, and disciplined. It is often distinct from a nation's reserve or part-time military forces.


  1. Regular Army

    The Regular Army of the United States was and is the successor to the Continental Army as the country's permanent, professional military establishment. Even in modern times the professional core of the United States Army continues to be called the Regular Army. From the time of the American Revolution until after the Spanish-American War, the small Regular Army of the United States was supported by State militias and volunteer regiments organized by States but thereafter controlled by federal authorities and generals in time of war. These volunteer regiments came to be called United States Volunteers in contrast to the Regular United States Army. During the American Civil War, about 97 percent of the Union Army was United States Volunteers. In contemporary use, the term Regular Army refers to the full-time active component of the United States Army, as distinguished from the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. The American military system which developed from the combination of the professional, national Continental Army, the State militias and volunteer regiments of the American Revolutionary War, and the similar post-Revolutionary War American military organization under the Militia Act of 1792, provided a basis for the United States Army's organizations, with only minor changes, until the creation of the modern National Guard in 1903. The Militia Act provided for the use of volunteers who could be used anywhere in time of war in addition to the State militias who were restricted to local use within their States for short periods of time. Even today's professional United States Army, which is augmented by the Army Reserve and Army National Guard has a similar system of organization with a permanent, professional core and additional units which can be called upon in time of war or emergency.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regular army in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regular army in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Attorney General Bill Barr:

    We had just gone through an exercise two years earlier in St. Croix, so I was very familiar with how to use regular Army in a domestic situation.

  2. The Army:

    As of Jan. 26, Army commanders have relieved a total of six regular Army leaders, including two battalion commanders, and issued 3,073 general officer written reprimands to Soldiers for refusing the vaccination order.

  3. Norman Ricklefs:

    The regular army does not seem to have been rebuilt.

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