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le·gion·ar·y

 (lē′jə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
Of, relating to, or constituting a legion.
n. pl. le·gion·ar·ies
A soldier of a legion.

legionary

(ˈliːdʒənərɪ)
adj
(Military) of or relating to a legion
n, pl -aries
(Military) a soldier belonging to a legion

le•gion•ar•y

(ˈli dʒəˌnɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a legion.
2. constituting a legion or legions.
n.
3. a soldier of a legion.
[1570–80; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legionary - a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)legionary - 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

legionary

[ˈliːdʒənərɪ]
A. ADJlegionario
B. Nlegionario m

legionary

adjLegions-; legionary cohortLegionskohorte f
n (also legionnaire)Legionär m

legionary

[ˈliːdʒənrɪ] n (Roman history) → legionario
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A half dozen, perhaps, had escaped; but the balance, with the exception of the five prisoners, had expiated their crimes before the nickel jacketed bullets of the legionaries. And, best of all, the ring leader, Achmet ben Houdin, was among the prisoners.
Imagine the feelings of a commander of a fine--what d'ye call'em?--trireme in the Mediterranean, ordered suddenly to the north; run overland across the Gauls in a hurry; put in charge of one of these craft the legionaries,--a wonderful lot of handy men they must have been too-- used to build, apparently by the hundred, in a month or two, if we may believe what we read.
"And the Legionaries (nickname for Legia Warsaw) fell on the pitch - from fatigue, resignation and sadness.
Legionaries wore full body-armor, carried a shield which could be used defensively to form a shield wall or a tortoise, or it could be used offensively to punch at opponents and throw them off-balance in close-quarters fighting, as well as two javelins, a sword, and a dagger.
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MEXICO CITY- The Legionaries of Christ say offshore accounts opened by Marcial Maciel, its disgraced founder--and exposed by investigative journalists examining a cache of documents shining a light on tax havens--have been closed.
As a result, Legionaries became a sophisticated political group.
Critique: The sequel to Simon Scarrow's historical novel "The Blood Crows" (Headbook Book Publishing, 9780755353804, $20.72, HC, 512pp; 9780755399659, $8.48, PB, 512pp; $12.99 Kindle), originally published in the UK as The Eagle in the Sand and available for the first time in the US, "The Zelot" continues the story of legionaries Cato and Macro in a riveting novel enhanced with accurate historical detail deftly interwoven into a superbly crafted story of the Rome Empire.
The plot follows a Celtic - that is, British - child Milo who is captured after his family is wiped out by legionaries.
MINI legionaries have been signing up to join the Roman Army and defend Wallsend.
Dynamic religious movements like Communion and Liberation, the Neo-Catechumenal Way and Legionaries of Christ, which have drawn thousands of followers, will be represented at the meeting.