Trainband

Trainbands were companies of militia in England or the Americas, first organized in the 16th century and dissolved in the 18th. The term was used after this time to describe the London militia. In the early American colonies the trainband was the most basic tactical unit. However, no standard company size ever existed and variations were wide. As ...
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Trainband

• (n.) A band or company of an organized military force instituted by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; -- afterwards applied to the London militia.
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trainband

(from the article `London`) ...of the city`s domination of England. The queen based her strength on its militia, its money, and its love. It provided one-quarter of the men for ...
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trainband

noun a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century
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