Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The armed forces of a nation intended for military service on land. "The term 'army' or 'armies' has never been used by congress, so far as I am advised, so as to include the navy or marines, and there is nothing in the act of 1862, or the circumstances which led to its passage, to warrant the conclusion that it was used therein in any other tban its long established and ordinary sense,— the land force, as distinguished from the navy and marines." In re Bailey, 2 Sawy. 205, Fed. Cas. No. 728. But see In re Stewart, 7 Rob. (N. Y.) 636.