Result from Foreign Dictionaries (2 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Militarism \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. --H. Spencer.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: a political orientation of a people or a government to
maintain a strong military force and to be prepared to use
it aggressively to defend or promote national interests
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