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Meaning of LEGION

Pronunciation:  'leejun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a vast multitude
  2. [n]  archaic terms for army
  3. [n]  a large military unit; "the French Foreign Legion"
  4. [n]  association of ex-servicemen; "the American Legion"

LEGION is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: horde, host
 See Also: army, association, concourse, force, legionary, legionnaire, military force, military group, military unit, multitude, regular army, Sabaoth, throng



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Le"gion\ (l[=e]"j[u^]n), n. [OE. legioun, OF. legion, F.
l['e]gion, fr. L. legio, fr. legere to gather, collect. See
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A body of foot soldiers and cavalry
   consisting of different numbers at different periods, --
   from about four thousand to about six thousand men, -- the
   cavalry being about one tenth.

2. A military force; an army; military bands.

3. A great number; a multitude.

         Where one sin has entered, legions will force their
         way through the same breach.          --Rogers.

4. (Taxonomy) A group of orders inferior to a class.

{Legion of honor}, an order instituted by the French
   government in 1802, when Bonaparte was First Consul, as a
   reward for merit, both civil and military.

Easton Bible Dictionary

a regiment of the Roman army, the number of men composing which differed at different times. It originally consisted of three thousand men, but in the time of Christ consisted of six thousand, exclusive of horsemen, who were in number a tenth of the foot-men. The word is used (Matt. 26:53; Mark 5:9) to express simply a great multitude.

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