/lee"jeuh ner'ee/, adj., n., pl. legionaries.
1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a legion.
2. constituting a legion or legions.
3. Hist. a soldier of a Roman legion.
4. a member of the British Legion.
5. legionnaire (def. 2).
[1570-80; < L legionarius. See LEGION, -ARY]

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