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 for Military order
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Military \Mil"i*ta*ry\, a. [L. militaris, militarius, from
     miles, militis, soldier: cf. F. militaire.]
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     1. Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war;
        belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs
        of war; as, a military parade; military discipline;
        military bravery; military conduct; military renown.
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              Nor do I, as an enemy to peace,
              Troop in the throngs of military men. --Shak.
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     2. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a
        military expedition. --Bacon.
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     Military law. See Martial law, under Martial.
     Military order. (a) A command proceeding from a military
        (b) An association of military persons under a bond of
            certain peculiar rules; especially, such an
            association of knights in the Middle Ages, or a body
            in modern times taking a similar form, membership of
            which confers some distinction.
     Military tenure, tenure of land, on condition of performing
        military service.
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