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ˈli dʒəˌnɛr ile·giona·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legionnaire, legionarynoun

    a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)


  1. legionarynoun

    A soldier belonging to a legion; a professional soldier of the ancient Roman army.

  2. legionarynoun

    A member of a legion, such as the American Legion, or of any organization containing the term legion in its title (e.g. the French Foreign Legion).

  3. legionaryadjective

    Relating to, or consisting of a legion or legions.

    A legionary force

  4. legionaryadjective

    Containing a great number.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legionaryadjective

    belonging to a legion; consisting of a legion or legions, or of an indefinitely great number; as, legionary soldiers; a legionary force

    Etymology: [L. legionarius: cf. F. lgionnaire.]

  2. Legionarynoun

    a member of a legion

    Etymology: [L. legionarius: cf. F. lgionnaire.]


  1. Legionary

    The Roman legionary was a professional soldier of the Roman army after the Marian reforms. Legionaries had to be Roman citizens under the age of 45. They enlisted in a legion for twenty-five years of service, a change from the early practice of enlisting only for a campaign. The last five years were on veteran lighter duties. On the march in unfriendly terrain, the legionary would be loaded down with armour commonly lorica hamata, lorica squamata, or 1st-3rd century lorica segmentata, shield, helmet, two javelins, a short sword, a dagger, a pair of heavy sandals, a sarcina, about fourteen days worth of food, a waterskin, cooking equipment, two stakes for the construction of palisades, and a shovel or wicker basket. The Roman soldier underwent especially rigorous training; discipline was the base of the army's success, and the soldiers were relentlessly and constantly trained with weapons and especially with drill — forced marches with full load and in tight formation were frequent. Discipline was important and infractions were heavily punished by the centurions. However, honours, rewards and promotions were frequently awarded to legionaries who distinguished themselves in battle or through exemplary service.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. legionary

    Relating to or consisting of a legion or of legions; as, a legionary force.

  2. legionary

    One of a legion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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