Relating to or marking the distance of an ancient Roman mile, which equaled 1,000 paces.

[Latin mīlliārius, consisting of a thousand, one mile long, from mīlle (passuum), a thousand (double paces), a Roman mile; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Units) relating to or marking a distance equal to an ancient Roman mile of a thousand paces
[C17: from Latin milliārius containing a thousand, from mille thousand]
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(ˈmɪl iˌɛr i)

1. of, pertaining to, or designating the ancient Roman mile of 1000 paces.
2. marking a mile.
[1600–10; < Latin milliārius a thousand paces long. See milli-, -ary]
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