A legionary is a soldier in the Roman army. Legionaries were usually recruited from the poorest and most uneducated classes of society.

  • The legionaries were unable to hold the line against the enemy.

  • The legionaries were able to take the city without much difficulty.

Definition of legionaries


A soldier belonging to a legion; a professional soldier of the ancient Roman army.


A member of a legion, such as the American Legion, or of any organization containing the term legion in its title (e.g. the French Foreign Legion).

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Example Sentences for legionaries

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    The legionaries killed many people.

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    In 1936 he entered the legionary movement.

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    Finally, the new tasks for the legionaries are distributed.

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    The name suggests the presence of a legionary fort.

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    These were all in the auxiliary, not the legionary corps.

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    Legionary detachments were present in the Phrygian cities.

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    Most of the available evidence relates to legionary construction.

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    The balteus was the standard belt worn by the Roman legionary.

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    Soon, he started to legislate on the matter of the homeless legionaries.

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    The National Legionary State took power upon the abdication of king.