legionnaire

noun
le·​gion·​naire | \ ˌlē-jə-ˈner How to pronounce legionnaire (audio) \

Definition of legionnaire

: a member of a legion

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Examples of legionnaire in a Sentence

the legionnaires are well respected for their fighting prowess
Recent Examples on the Web But surrender is not a part of a legionnaire’s mentality. New York Times, 28 Sep. 2020 Such was the case for innumerable female veterans denied full legionnaire status and shuffled to auxiliary posts. Jasper Craven, The New Republic, 28 Aug. 2020 That same year, 35-year-old legionnaire Linsday Church was elected commander of her Seattle post. Jasper Craven, The New Republic, 28 Aug. 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, 28 June 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, 28 June 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, 28 June 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, 28 June 2020 In the early 1980s health officials were declaring an epidemic of an illness that claimed more victims than toxic shock and legionnaire's disease combined, but which was a mystery to most of the country. CBS News, 28 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of legionnaire

1595, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for legionnaire

French légionnaire, from Latin legionarius

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The first known use of legionnaire was in 1595

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“Legionnaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legionnaire. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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