battalia

noun
bat·​ta·​lia | \ bə-ˈtāl-yə How to pronounce battalia (audio) , -ˈtal- How to pronounce battalia (audio) \

Definition of battalia

1 archaic : order of battle
2 obsolete : a large body of men in battle array

First Known Use of battalia

circa 1613, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for battalia

Italian battaglia

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“Battalia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battalia. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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