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Meaning of paramilitary

par•a•mil•i•tar•y

Pronunciation: (par"u-mil'i-ter"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -tar•ies.
—adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to an organization operating as, in place of, or as a supplement to a regular military force: a paramilitary police unit.
—n.
  1. a person employed in such a force.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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