plural -s
: a company of ancient Roman troops under one vexillum and detached for special service from a main body of soldiers
: a regular troop of Roman cavalry
also : a company of veterans of a legion

Word History


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

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“Vexillation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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