battalia

noun
bat·ta·lia | \bə-ˈtāl-yə, -ˈtal- \

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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