milit-

(Latin: soldier, fight; soldiers of war; war, warfare)

demilitarization (s) (noun), demilitarizations (pl)
1. To do away with a military organization or potential, or to prohibit; such as, a zone or frontier area, from being used for military purposes.
2. To get rid of military characteristics or uses; that is, to remove military forces from a certain area.
demilitarize (verb), demilitarizes; demilitarized; demilitarizing
1. To remove or prohibit the presence of soldiers, weapons, and military installations in an area after an agreement has been made to stop military operations.
2. To eliminate the military character of a zone.
3. To prohibit military forces or installations in an area.
4. To replace military control with civilian control.
militainment (s) (noun), militainments (pl)
1. A form of entertainment that features and celebrates the military: "Militainment is a word that includes news coverage of, or television shows about war or other military themes and often involves the Department of Defense."
2. Etymology: a portmanteau, or a term that is formed by joining two other words and combining their meanings, which in this case consists of military and entertainment.
militance
militancy
1. Active, determined, and often willing to use force.
2. The state of being militant; warfare.
3. A military spirit or system; militarism.
militant (adjective)
Having a combative character; aggressive, especially in the service of a cause: "Sam was a militant activist in his political party."
militant (s), militants (pl)
1. Extremely active in the defense or support of a cause, often to the point of extremism.
2. Engaged in military fighting or warfare.
3. A fighting, warring, or aggressive person or party.
militantly
A reference to being active, determined, and often willing to use force.
militaria
1. Military objects; such as, weapons, medals, and uniforms, which are collected as a hobby or for historical interests.
2. Objects, such as weapons and uniforms, that are connected with warfare or military service and are usually collected for their historical interests.
militarily
1. In a soldierly, or military, manner.
2. From a military standpoint or position.
militarism
1. A political orientation of a people or a government to maintain a strong military force and to be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests.
2. A high level of influence by military personnel and ideals on the government or policies of a country or state.
3. A government policy of investing heavily in and strengthening the armed forces.

Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.

—Napolean Bonaparte
militarist
1. Someone who advocates war or warlike policies.
2. A zealous supporter and promoter of military ideals.
3. A student of military history and strategy.
militarization
1. The act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency.
2. To equip with armed forces and defenses.
3. To adapt for military use.

The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.

—Lester Bowles Pearson
militarize
1. To equip or train someone or group of people for war.
2. To convert something such as a piece of land or a building for military use.
3. To persuade somebody to support a policy of aiding and promoting the military.
4. To give a military character to by equipping with military forces and defenses.
5. To adapt for military use.

War is the science of destruction.

—John Abbott
military
1. Pertaining to soldiers; that is, used, performed, or brought about by soldiers; befitting a soldier.
2. Engaged in the life of a soldier; belonging to the army.
3. Having the characteristics of a soldier; soldierly.
4. Having reference to the armed forces or to the army. 5. Adapted to or connected with a state of war as distinguished from organizations referring to civil, ecclesiastical, etc.

Related "war, war-like" or "battle" word units: areo-; belli-; -machy.