What does the word militant mean?

Usage examples for militant

  1. As Paradise Lost is to militant Puritanism, so is The Task to the religious movement of its author's time. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  2. A militant mood prompted a call. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  3. Rousseau and Grote will each in his own way appropriate the lesson of Liberty, while others will turn to the story of the militant and dominant aristocracy of Rome. – The Unity of Civilization by Various