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(pl. legionaries)
A soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion).  Synonym: legionnaire.

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"Legionary" Quotes from Famous Books

... one attempted to usurp their self-appointed duties—and when I put in services for Sunday, the 22nd, it was recognized that we should march, and fight on the Sabbath. Not more anxiously did the legionary listen for tales of supernatural fires in the corn and of statues sweating blood than the regiments asked each other, 'Have you dug a mess yet? Has the padre put in services?' Two of us went down with colitis—possibly the Sumaikchah waters were not even yet done ...
— The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad • Edward John Thompson

... full of heads and shoulders, vigorous arms, fighting beachward. Strong swimmers every one, the Legion battled its way ashore, out from under Nissr's vast-spreading bulk, out from under her forward floats. Not one Legionary but thrilled with the killing-lust, the eager spur of vengeance for Kloof, first victim of the Beni ...
— The Flying Legion • George Allan England

... would not be so large as the estimate now stated. But within the limits of one-half of this quantity of land there were ample means for plenty and frugal enjoyment. The Roman people under Romulus and long after could afford only two acres to every legionary soldier; and in the most flourishing days of the commonwealth the allowance did not exceed four. Hence the quatuor jugera, or four acres, is an expression which proverbially indicated plebeian affluence and contentment,—a full remuneration for the toils of war, ...
— Palestine or the Holy Land - From the Earliest Period to the Present Time • Michael Russell

... (auxilii gratii); so that there were Alemanni in Yorkshire, as well as Franks in Middlesex, with powers, more or less, approaching those of independent populations; at any rate, in a different position from the mere legionary Germans, of whom further ...
— The Ethnology of the British Islands • Robert Gordon Latham

... the thanks of the United States in Congress assembled, be presented to the officers and men of the legionary corps and artillery, for their intrepid and ...
— The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876 • J. F. Loubat

Words linked to "Legionary" :   France, French Republic, soldier, legion, legionary ant

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