A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (armed body)
a. militia
Las milicias patrullaban la ciudad en busca de rebeldes.The militias patrolled the city looking for rebels.
2. (profession)
a. military
Tristán decidió que quería dedicarse a la milicia como todos los hombres de su familia.Tristan decided to join the military, just like all the men in his family.
b. military profession
Mis padres querían que llegara a ser doctor, pero prefería el rigor de la milicia.My parents wanted me to be a doctor, but I preferred the strictness of the military profession.
3. (art)
a. art of war
Un buen estratega lo sabe todo de la milicia.A good tactician knows everything about the art of war.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grupo armado)
a. militia
2. (profesión)
a. military (profession)
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1 (arte) art of war; (profesión) military profession
2 (tropa) militia
milicias armadas armed militias
Las milicias armadas leales al señor de la guerra somalí Mohamed Said
3 (militares) military
4 (servicio militar) military service
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