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lea·guer 1

1. A siege.
2. The camp especially of a besieging army.

[Dutch leger, lair, camp, from Middle Dutch lēgher, lair, camp, siege; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

leagu·er 2

One that belongs to a league.


1. (Military) an encampment, esp of besiegers
2. (Military) the siege itself
[C16: from Dutch leger siege; related to lair1]


chiefly US and Canadian a member of a league


(ˈli gər)

a member of a league.
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One nation associated with another in a common cause:
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Precaution, 1820; The Spy, 1821; The Pioneers, 1823; The Pilot, 1823; Lionel Lincoln, or the Leaguer of Boston, 1825; The Last of the Mohicans, 1826; The Prairie, 1827; The Red Rover, 1828; Notions of the Americans, 1828; The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish, 1829; The Water-witch,
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