Definition of Military expedition
1. Noun. A military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country.
Generic synonyms: Campaign, Military Campaign
Specialized synonyms: Crusade
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Expeditionary
Lexicographical Neighbors of Military Expedition
Literary usage of Military expedition
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Eloquence: By the Most Eminent Orators of America by Frank Moore (1857)
"This paper, however, is urged as evidence that Colonel Smith provided the men named in it, for a military expedition. Before I consider what was the ..."
2. The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1789-1878 by Robert W. Coakley (1996)
"CHAPTER 3 The Whiskey Rebellion: The military expedition In this uncertainty, therefore, I put in motion fifteen thousand men, as being an army, which, ..."
3. Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the United States, of by United States, Edward Thompson Company (1918)
""A military expedition, therefore, is an undertaking by a body of men of a ... To fall within the statute, it must be a military expedition ' carried on ..."
4. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and by Washington Irving (1849)
"military expedition OF OJEDA. AFTER touching at various parts of Trinidad and the Gulf of Paria, Ojeda passed through the strait of the Boca del Drago, ..."
5. American Eloquence: a Collection of Speeches and Addresses: By the Most by Frank Moore (1857)
"This paper, however, is urged as evidence that Colonel Smith provided the men named in it, for a military expedition. Before I consider what was the object ..."
6. Commentaries on the Law of Wills: Embracing Execution, Interpretation and by John E. Alexander (1917)
"When Does a military expedition Begin or End? ... Since a soldier may make an oral testament only while on a military expedition, the question is, ..."
7. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... -hunt—military expedition to Hancock—Militia infected with anti-Mormonism —Surrender of two persons accused of the murder—Terms of surrender arranged by ..."