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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparamilitarypar‧a‧mil‧i‧ta‧ry /ˌpærəˈmɪlətəri◂ $ -teri◂/ adjective [usually before noun]  1 PPGSCBa paramilitary organization is an illegal group that is organized like an army extremist paramilitary groups2 PMrelating to or helping a military organization the paramilitary policeparamilitary noun [countable]
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paramilitaryThey want to visit their gun shows, collect their armaments and enjoy their paramilitary games in peace.paramilitary gearThe building trade alone, which is particularly vulnerable to paramilitary intimidation, loses millions of pounds a year.There had been no paramilitary involvement and no one had been injured, he said.paramilitary operationsUsually it was a member of a political party; occasionally of a paramilitary organisation.Suspicions will now be increased that the regiment has been penetrated by a network of loyalist paramilitary supporters and sympathisers.More paramilitary than military, more maverick than paramilitary.In other countries, however, suspicions persist that the weapons and the paramilitary training were put to illegal use.The Good Friday agreement was equivocal on decommissioning of paramilitary weapons.
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