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foreign legion

noun
1.
a military unit consisting of foreign volunteers in the service of a state.
2.
(initial capital letters) a specialized military unit of the French army, consisting of volunteers of all nationalities assigned to military operations and duties outside France.
Origin of foreign legion
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85
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foreign legion

noun
1.
a body of foreign volunteers serving in an army, esp that of France
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