milliary

adjective
mil·​li·​ary | \ ˈmi-lē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce milliary (audio) \

Definition of milliary

: marking the distance of a Roman mile

First Known Use of milliary

circa 1660, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milliary

Latin milliarius, miliarius consisting of a thousand, one mile long, from mille thousand, mile

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“Milliary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milliary. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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