Mil"i*ta*rism(?), n. [Cf. F. militarisme.]
1. A military state or condition; a military system; reliance on military force in administering government.
2. The spirit and traditions of military life.
3. The view that military strength, efficiency and values should dominate the country's public policy choices and take precedence over other interests.
[1913 Webster PJC]
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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