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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

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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legionary

noun le·gion·ary

Definition of legionary for English Language Learners

  • : a soldier who is a member of a legion


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