The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Military \Mil"i*ta*ry\, a. [L. militaris, militarius, from
miles, militis, soldier: cf. F. militaire.]
1. Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war;
belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs
of war; as, a military parade; military discipline;
military bravery; military conduct; military renown.
Nor do I, as an enemy to peace,
Troop in the throngs of military men. --Shak.
2. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a
military expedition. --Bacon.
Military law. See Martial law, under Martial.
Military order. (a) A command proceeding from a military
(b) An association of military persons under a bond of
certain peculiar rules; especially, such an
association of knights in the Middle Ages, or a body
in modern times taking a similar form, membership of
which confers some distinction.
Military tenure, tenure of land, on condition of performing