(l"jn), n. [OE. legioun, OF. legion, F. lgion, fr. L. legio, fr. legere to gather, collect. See Legend.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different numbers at different periods, -- from about four thousand to about six thousand men, -- the cavalry being about one tenth.
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2. A military force; an army; military bands.
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3. A great number; a multitude.
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Where one sin has entered, legions will force their way through the same breach.
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4. (Taxonomy) A group of orders inferior to a class.
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Legion of honor, an order instituted by the French government in 1802, when Bonaparte was First Consul, as a reward for merit, both civil and military.
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