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Military reserve   /mˈɪlətˌɛri rɪzˈərv/   Listen
Military reserve

Armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency.  Synonym: reserve.

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"Military reserve" Quotes from Famous Books

... overthrow of the victorious demagogue. The weapons of attack were substantially the same with which Gracchus himself had formerly operated. The power of Gracchus rested on the mercantile class and the proletariate; primarily on the latter, which in this conflict, wherein neither side had any military reserve, acted as it were the part of an army. It was clear that the senate was not powerful enough to wrest either from the merchants or from the proletariate their new privileges; any attempt to assail the corn- laws or the new jury-arrangement would have led, under ...
— The History of Rome (Volumes 1-5) • Theodor Mommsen

Words linked to "Military reserve" :   armed forces, military, reservist, military machine, armed services, reserve, war machine

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