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A unit of a nation's army consisting primarily of foreign volunteers, often tasked with fighting wars in colonies.
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(Military) a body of foreign volunteers serving in an army, esp that of France
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a military unit made up of foreign volunteers in the service of a nation.
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|Noun||1.||foreign legion - a military unit composed of foreign volunteers who serve the state|
legion - a large military unit; "the French Foreign Legion"
French Foreign Legion - a former foreign legion in the French army that was used for military duties outside of France
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