vexillation

noun
vex·​il·​la·​tion | \ ˌveksəˈlāshən \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for vexillation

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

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“Vexillation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vexillation. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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