noun vex·il·la·tion \ˌveksəˈlāshən\

Definition of vexillation



  1. 1 :  a company of ancient Roman troops under one vexillum and detached for special service from a main body of soldiers

  2. 2 :  a regular troop of Roman cavalry; also :  a company of veterans of a legion

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Origin and Etymology of vexillation

Latin vexillation-, vexillatio, from vexillum + -ation-, -atio -ation

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a brief usually trivial fact

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