The BBC's Clare Arthurs looks at some of the words and phrases often used in the news and their meanings in various contexts.
This week: militant
Clare Arthurs on: militant
- the military
the official armed forces of a country such as the army, navy and air force
- a militia
an group of civilians acting as an unofficial army
A challenge for you
The word militant doesn't always refer to violent and political acts. There are some everyday situations that make people act in a militant way. Are there any daily annoyances in your life that would encourage you to challenge authority?
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