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