Militarism

Mil"i*ta*rism

(?), n. [Cf. F. militarisme.]
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1. A military state or condition; a military system; reliance on military force in administering government.
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2. The spirit and traditions of military life. H. Spencer.
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3. The view that military strength, efficiency and values should dominate the country's public policy choices and take precedence over other interests.
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4. The policy of maintaining a large military force, even in peacetime; -- a term usually used by opponents of such a policy on the assumption that such a large force is unnecessary for national defense.
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