Word Origin for velites
Examples from the Web for velites
From that time the Roman cavalry had the superiority; and it was established that there should be velites in the legions.The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six|Titus Livius
To avoid infection, the corpses of the velites had been speedily buried; and the position of the graves was no longer visible.Salammbo|Gustave Flaubert
Did I not win a musket of honour among the Velites of the Guard?The Adventures of Gerard|Arthur Conan Doyle
The youngest soldiers or Velites are ordered to carry a sword, spears, and target (parma).
It was the corps of the Roman velites who did them most harm.