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le·gion·naire

 (lē′jə-nâr′)
n.
A member of a legion.

[French légionnaire, from Old French, from legion, legion; see legion.]

legionnaire

(ˌliːdʒəˈnɛə)
n
(Military) (often capital) a member of certain military forces or associations, such as the French Foreign Legion or the British Legion

le•gion•naire

(ˌli dʒəˈnɛər)

n.
1. (often cap.) a member of the American Legion.
2. a member of any legion; legionary.
[1810–20; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Legionnaire - a member of the American Legion
American Legion - the largest organization of United States war veterans
ex-serviceman, vet, veteran - a person who has served in the armed forces
2.legionnaire - a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)legionnaire - a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)
legion - a large military unit; "the French Foreign Legion"
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
Translations

legionnaire

[ˌliːdʒəˈnɛəʳ] Nlegionario m
legionnaire's diseaseenfermedad f del legionario, legionella f

legionnaire

[ˌliːdʒəˈnɛər] nlégionnaire mlegionnaire's disease nmaladie f du légionnaire, légionellose f

legionnaire

nLegionär m

legionnaire

[ˌliːdʒəˈnɛəʳ] n (French Foreign Legion) → legionario
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Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement after two new cases of Legionnaires disease were confirmed at the Illinois Veterans Home (IVH) Quincy: Last month, the Governor stated that his goal was zero instances of Legionella infection at IVH Quincy.
In total, 182 Legionnaires became ill, and 29 died.
NEW YORK, Aug 4 (KUNA) -- Death toll rose to seven people from the Legionnaires disease since its outbreak in the city, Health officials announced.
Public Health England then tested six pools and the legionella bacterium, linked to legionnaires, was in four.
Dr McCormick said medical teams were trying to identify other unidentified cases of Legionnaires to establish the true scale of the Edinburgh outbreak.
As they admitted the general charges -- that they didn't exercise the necessary checks resulting in the legionnaires developing in the system and affecting and killing the babies -- the specific charges regarding each and every child have been dropped," said Mappourides.
Volpe also explained how the legionnaires fought in battle, using a pilum (javelin) as their first method of attack, and why the legionnaire's 17-inch sword was better than a three-foot one.
Stephen said: 'Living in Glasgow with a drug problem is far tougher than spending time with Legionnaires.
Legionnaires, which can be contracted from contaminated water, has early flu-like symptoms and brings on a rare form of pneumonia.
HEALTH chiefs warned last night that TWENTY people could die in the huge outbreak of Legionnaires disease.