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legionary

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adjective le·gion·ary \ˈlē-jə-ˌner-ē, -ˌne-rē\

Definition of legionary

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a legion



Origin and Etymology of legionary

Middle English legyonary, from Latin legionarius, from legion-, legio


First Known Use: 15th century


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legionary

noun le·gion·ary

Simple Definition of legionary

  • : a soldier who is a member of a legion

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of legionary

plural

legionaries

Examples of legionary in a sentence

  1. <the daring exploits of the French legionaries have long been the stuff of literary and cinematic legend>



1598

First Known Use of legionary

1598

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