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legionary

adjective le·gion·ary \ ˈlē-jə-ˌner-ē , -ˌne-rē \
|Updated on: 30 May 2018

Definition of legionary

: of, relating to, or constituting a legion

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Origin and Etymology of legionary

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


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legionary

noun

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

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First Known Use of legionary

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Definition of legionary for English Language Learners

  • : a soldier who is a member of a legion



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