Translation of militia in Spanish:

militia

milicia, n.

Pronunciation: /məˈlɪʃə//mɪˈlɪʃə/

noun

  • 1

    milicia feminine
    • He plans to double the number of the security forces, and create a million-man militia.
    • Assembly members railed against the government for its apparent powerlessness to stem the bloodshed and there were calls for popular militias to step in.
    • Military forces - and this included the various state militias - were raised to defend the country against England, France, and Spain.
    • The Senate Judiciary Committee agreed that marshals could summon both the militia and regular troops to serve in a posse comitatus.
    • During the Revolutionary War, state governments assumed the colonies' authority to raise their short-term militias through drafts if necessary.
    • By the 1808 Treaty of Paris the Prussian army was restricted to a mere 42,000 men and forbidden to raise a militia.
    • The due process clause permits military justice but restricts its application to the armed forces or to the militia during times of war.
    • In fact, Esdaile asserts that, among the Spanish, the bulk of hard fighting was carried on not by popular forces like urban militias or guerrillas, but a much-maligned and suspected regular army.
    • The militia was a part-time force charged with a wide range of duties and organized at the village level, but supervised from higher echelons.
    • In England the French rather than the German threat gave rise to the Volunteer Force, which supplemented the regular army and militia.
    • Under the Constitution of 1787, military training was divided, as were the nation's military institutions, between the state militias and the regular army.
    • The president, who had to be a natural-born citizen of the United States, was to be commander-in-chief of the military and the state militias when brought into federal service.
    • Until the national army becomes operationally effective, parts of the regional militias will have to be maintained as local security forces under strict control of the central government.
    • During the Revolutionary War, the civilian militias were, again contrary to myth, ineffective on the whole as a fighting force.
    • These elites raised militias that freed U.S. forces from town security duties and joined garrison soldiers to hunt guerrillas in the boondocks.
    • The older men were discharged from service in the militia as not fully reliable.
    • During this period, all states and territories required men who wanted to avoid military service in the militias to pay fees or to hire substitutes.
    • These mindful bureaucrats limited payments to state militias that had been directly mustered into federal service or those that had been called out with authorization.
    • The army is already building up civilian militias close to the gas field.