[ mil-ee-er-ee ]
/ ˈmɪl iˌɛr i /


of, relating to, or designating the ancient Roman mile of a thousand paces.
marking a mile.

Origin of milliary

First recorded in 1600–10, milliary is from the Latin word milliārius comprising a thousand, a thousand paces long. See milli-, -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for milliary

/ (ˈmɪljərɪ) /


relating to or marking a distance equal to an ancient Roman mile of a thousand paces

Word Origin for milliary

C17: from Latin milliārius containing a thousand, from mille thousand
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