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legionary (not comparable)
- Relating to, or consisting of, a legion or legions.
- a legionary force
- Containing a great number.
legionary (plural legionaries)
- (military, Ancient Rome) A soldier belonging to a legion; a professional soldier of the ancient Roman army.
- 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 425:
- Suddenly, [...] he saw all this as romantic — the last legionary, his aloneness, the lost cause really lost — and instinctively he pulled in his paunch, stroked down his hair to cover the naked part of the scalp, and wiped the sweat off his cheeks.
- 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).
- (member of a Legion organisation): legionnaire
- (soldier of the Ancient Roman legion): centurion
member of a legion