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legion US English

A unit of 3,000-6,000 men in the ancient Roman army

legion US Thesaurus

a military legion

the Legion in legion US English

The Foreign Legion

American Legion US English

An association of former US servicemen formed in 1919

Foreign Legion US English

A military unit of the French army founded in the 1830s to fight France’s colonial wars. Composed, except for the higher ranks, of non-Frenchmen, the Legion was famed for its audacity and endurance. Its most famous campaigns were in French North Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Legion of Honor US English

A French order of distinction founded in 1802

Legion of Merit US English

A US military decoration, ranking below the Silver Star and above the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for exceptional performance of services to the US

Royal British Legion US English

(In the UK) an association for the charitable support of former members of the armed forces and their immediate dependants, formed in 1921