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.

Nearby words

  1. legible,
  2. legion,
  3. legion of honor,
  4. legion of honour,
  5. legion of merit,
  6. legionella,
  7. legionella bozemanii,
  8. legionella micdadei,
  9. legionella pneumophilia,
  10. legionnaire

Origin of legionary

From the Latin word legiōnārius, dating back to 1570–80. See legion, -ary

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of or relating to a legion

noun plural -aries

a soldier belonging to a legion
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