Definition of legion
- Caesar and his legions defeated the Gauls.
- the French Foreign Legion
- won him … a legion of devoted followers
- —Irving Kolodin
- the American Legion
Legions of people came to see him perform.
joined the French Foreign Legion
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the obstacles that the programmers had to overcome have been legion
: a large group of soldiers in ancient Rome
: a large group of soldiers
: a national organization for former soldiers
: very many or numerous
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