[ lee-juh-ner-ee ]
/ ˈli dʒəˌnɛr i /


of, relating to, or belonging to a legion.
constituting a legion or legions.

noun, plural le·gion·ar·ies.

History/Historical. a soldier of a Roman legion.
a member of the British Legion.


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Origin of legionary

From the Latin word legiōnārius, dating back to 1570–80. See legion, -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for legionary

/ (ˈliːdʒənərɪ) /


of or relating to a legion

noun plural -aries

a soldier belonging to a legion
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