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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mi·li·tia /məˈlɪʃə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mi·li·tia n.
 1. In the widest sense, the whole military force of a nation, including both those engaged in military service as a business, and those competent and available for such service; specifically, the body of citizens enrolled for military instruction and discipline, but not subject to be called into actual service except in emergencies.
    The king's captains and soldiers fight his battles, and yet . . . the power of the militia is he.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. Military service; warfare. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular
           army [syn: reserves]
      2: the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law
         for military service; "their troops were untrained
         militia"; "Congress shall have power to provide for
         calling forth the militia"--United States Constitution