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.
Origin of legionary
From the Latin
dating back to 1570–80.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for legionary
Historical Examples of legionary
He is my servant, just as in old days I was his officer, he my legionary.
I expect that in some things the legionary does for the negro ant what it could not do for itself.
The ant which it steals is of a dark ash colour; the legionary is of light colour.
The legionary is a strong, brave ant, with a sting, but very lazy.
I shall relate to you the account which Mr. Huber gives of the legionary.
British Dictionary definitions for legionary
of or relating to a legion
noun plural -aries
a soldier belonging to a legion
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