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legionnaire Line breaks: le¦gion|naire
Pronunciation: /ˌliːdʒəˈnɛː/

Definition of legionnaire in English:


A member of a legion, in particular an ancient Roman legion or the French Foreign Legion.
Example sentences
  • It is kind of a risky thing to write a pop song about a legionnaire stuck in a desert.
  • The name annuity dates back to Roman legionnaires who were paid an annual pension when they retired from the army.
  • The lowest level of soldier in the Roman Army was the legionnaire.


Early 19th century: from French légionnaire, from légion 'legion', from Latin legio (see legion).

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