Paramilitary – Organised like a military force but not official. Examples include the IRA and UDA
The parrots formed a military (paramilitary) unit but they were not allowed into the army.
In the paramilitary organization that relied on secrecy and loyalty to survive, the soldiers followed the man they trusted most.
In some countries the police have paramilitary duties.
The soldiers were deployed to help paramilitary police seal the border.