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Pronunciation:  'militu`rizum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  aggressiveness that involves the threat of using military force

MILITARISM is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: hawkishness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mil"i*ta*rism\, n. [Cf. F. militarisme.]
1. A military state or condition; reliance on military force
   in administering government; a military system.

2. The spirit and traditions of military life. --H. Spencer.

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