legion

A section of the Roman army made up of male Roman citizens. A legion consisted of heavily armoured infantry (foot soldiers) which became a feared force, well disciplined and well trained. A legion contained approximately 5,000 men divided into 10 cohorts of 480 men, sub-divided into 6 centuries of 80 men which were divided into 10 groups of 8, each…...

legion

  1. archaic terms for army
  2. association of ex-servicemen
  3. a large military unit
  4. a vast multitude

Legion

A Roman army unit of 5, 000 men under the command of a legatus legionis. The legion would be broken down into smaller units if necessary. Legionaries, the actual soldiers, were Roman citizens and included engineers and surveyors for major building projects. The nearest legionary base was at York.
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legion

[n] - association of ex-servicemen 2. [n] - a large military unit
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Legion

• (n.) A military force; an army; military bands. • (n.) A great number; a multitude. • (n.) A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different numbers at different periods, -- from about four thousand to about six thousand men, -- the cavalry being about one tenth. • (n.) A group of orders inferior to a class.Legion: w...
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Legion

[biology] The legion, in biological classification, is a non-obligatory taxonomic rank within the Linnaean hierarchy. ==Taxonomic rank== In zoological taxonomy, the legion is: Legions may be grouped into superlegions or subdivided into sublegions, and these again into infralegions. ==Use in zoology== Legions and their super/sub/infra groups...
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Legion

[demon] `Legion` are a group of demons referred to in the Christian Bible. The New Testament outlines an encounter where Jesus healed a man from Gadara possessed by demons while traveling, known as `the exorcism of the Gerasene demoniac`. ==In the Bible== The Gospel of Mark, 5:9, describes the following in the country of the Gadarenes: The ...
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Legion

[software] Legion is a computer software system variously classified as a distributed operating system, a peer-to-peer system, metacomputing software, or middleware. It is an object-based system designed to provide secure, transparent access to large numbers of machines, both to computational power and data. The project was funded by the Na...
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Legion

Le'gion (lē'jŭn) noun [ Middle English legioun , Old French legion , French légion , from Latin legio , from legere to gather, collect. See Legend .] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different nu...
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legion

a military organization, originally the largest permanent organization in the armies of ancient Rome. The term legion also denotes the military ... [5 related articles]
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Legion

A military unit recruited from Roman citizens and usually around 5000 men in strength.
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Legion

HMS Legion was a British Lightning class destroyer of 1920 tons displacement built under the British War construction programme and launched in 1940 and sunk during the Second World War. She was armed with six 4.7-inch guns; several smaller guns and eight 21-inch torpedo tubes. She was powered by two Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top sp...
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legion

legion 1. In ancient Rome, a Roman army division of 3 000 to 6 000 soldiers, including cavalry. 2. A large number of people or things. 3. An association of ex-servicemen and ex-service women. 4. Etymology: from Old French legion, 'Roman legion' (3,000 to 6,000 men, under Marius usually with attached cavalry); from Latin legionem, legio, 'body of s...
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legion

legion, large unit of the Roman army. It came into prominence c.400 B.C. It originally consisted of 3,000 to 4,000 men drawn into eight ranks: the first six ranks, called hoplites, were heavily armed, while the last two, called velites, were only lightly armed. Marcus Furius Camillus is traditionall...
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legion

Roman army unit. In the later Republic and the empire a legion comprised 5,000-6,000 men, mainly foot soldiers, organized in centuries (units of 60-100). Legions were designated by numbers and...
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