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Definition of legionary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

legionary

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BrE BrE//ˈliːdʒənəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːdʒəneri//
 
(pl. legionaries) The army
 
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a soldier who is part of a legion See related entries: The army Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin legionarius, from legio(n-), from legere ‘choose, levy’. The adjective dates from the late 17th cent., in early use often in the phrase my, their, etc. name is legion, i.e. ‘we, they, etc. are many’ (Mark 5:9).

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