premilitary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ military

Adjective[edit]

premilitary (not comparable)

  1. Before military service.
    • 2009 March 31, Isabel Kershner, “Israel Ends Inquiry Into Abuse in Gaza”, New York Times:
      The allegations arose from the accounts of soldiers at a conference of graduates of a premilitary course at an academic college in northern Israel.