A legionary is a member of the Roman army. Legionaries were usually very young men who were inexperienced and not very well-trained.

  • The legionaries were poorly equipped and poorly trained.

  • The legionaries were not able to stand up to the enemy.

Definition of legionary


a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)



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Example Sentences for legionary

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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.