Definition of National guard
1. Noun. United States military reserves recruited by the states and equipped by the federal government; subject to call by either.
Specialized synonyms: Air National Guard, Ang, Army National Guard, Arng
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Territorial, Territorial Reserve
Terms within: National Guard Bureau, Ngb
Member holonyms: Guardsman, Territorial
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Literary usage of National guard
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"11 Illus World 25:742-7 Ag '16 Mobilizing the national guard—a lesson on ... 11 Ind 87:15-16 Jl 3 '16 national guard. Sei Am 114:59 Ja 8 '16 national guard ..."
2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"The national guard had thus become a fundamental institution of the Monarchy — an ... The national guard was perfectly aware of its position and of the ..."
3. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1915)
"Discrimination against members of the national guard.— No association or corporation, constituted or organized for the purpose of promoting the success of ..."
4. A Manual for Courts-martial, Courts of Inquiry and of Other Procedure Under by United States War Dept (1916)
"General courts-martial of the national guard not in the service of the United States may be convened by orders of the President, or of the governors of the ..."