Origin of battalion
Examples from the Web for battalion
A battalion of riot police armed with shotguns arrived on the scene.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whether Ukrainian authorities have actually investigated the claims against the battalion's commander and its officers is unclear.
Sergei is not the only soldier who has complained about the conduct of the commander and the officers in the 12th Battalion.
Fighter Sergei was hopeful that judicial investigations have begun into the 12th Battalion when I first met him in September.
The battalion also is short of ammunition, Sergei says, but he insists he would still like to return to battle.
A regiment of infantry and a battalion of cavalry were put on guard and patrolled the streets to reduce the riotous to order.From Fort Henry to Corinth|Manning Ferguson Force
The 28th Battalion party, thirty strong, commanded by Capts.Canada in Flanders, Volume II (of 3)|Lord Max Aitken Beaverbrook
Division had decided otherwise, however, and had ordered up a battalion of the 126th brigade.The Seventh Manchesters|S. J. Wilson
Once he stepped aside he could not be sure of ever rejoining his battalion.The Point Of Honor|Joseph Conrad
The duke places his battalion of riflemen at our disposal, and will accept a command in the war.Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times|Louise Muhlbach
British Dictionary definitions for battalion
Word Origin for battalion
Word Origin and History for battalion
1580s, from Middle French bataillon (16c.), from Italian battaglione "battle squadron," from diminutive of Vulgar Latin battalia "battle," from Latin bauttere "to beat" (see batter (v.)). Specific sense of "part of a regiment" is from 1708.
Madame, lui répondit-il, ne vous y fiez pas: j'ay tôujours vû Dieu do coté des gros Batallions. [E.Boursault, 1702]