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Militant

Mil´i`tant
a.1.Engaged in warfare; fighting; combating; serving as a soldier.
At which command the powers militant . . .
Moved on in silence.
- Milton.
Church militant
the Christian church on earth, which is supposed to be engaged in a constant warfare against its enemies, and is thus distinguished from the church triumphant, in heaven.
Noun1.Militantmilitant - a militant reformer
Synonyms: activist
Adj.1.militant - engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations"; "a fighting war"
2.militant - showing a fighting disposition without self-seeking; "highly competitive sales representative"; "militant in fighting for better wages for workers"; "his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"
Synonyms: competitive
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