militiaman militiaman

Definition(s):

  • (n) a member of the militia; serves only during emergencies

Usage(s):

  1. Robert Capa's iconic photograph of the Republican militiaman, Federico Borrell Garcia, at the moment of death.
  2. It was in Spain that Capa took his best-known photo, which purported to show a militiaman a split second after he'd been fatally shot.
  3. Hamdullah, an anti-Taliban militiaman was woken at 2am for his shift on guard duty that day.

News

  • HRW: Chadian peacekeepers help CAR rebels flee

    GRAPHIC CONTENT - Newly enlisted FACA (Central African Armed Forces) soldiers drag the lifeless... GRAPHIC CONTENT - A newly enlisted FACA (Central African Armed Forces) soldier stabs the lifeless... A man suspected to be a Muslim Seleka militiaman lays wounded after being stabbed by newly...
    on February 6, 2014     Source: Washington Examiner

Quotes

  1. Wishing Scalia had taken the opportunity to plug the 2nd Amendment "as a bulwark against government tyranny," Balko said the threat is real: "One needn't be a modern-day mountain militiaman to observe that authoritarian regimes often become...
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Radley Balko Source: Chicago Reader

  2. But as the Sadr official noted, "You can arrest anyone and call them a militiaman."
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Muqtada al-Sadr Source: CBS News

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