Garrison

[ gar-uh-suh n ]
/ ˈgær ə sən /

noun

William Lloyd,1805–79, U.S. leader in the abolition movement.

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British Dictionary definitions for william lloyd garrison

garrison

/ (ˈɡærɪsən) /

noun

the troops who maintain and guard a base or fortified place
  1. the place itself
  2. (as modifier)a garrison town

verb

(tr) to station (troops) in (a fort)

Word Origin for garrison

C13: from Old French garison, from garir to defend, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse verja to defend, Old English, Old High German werian

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