(?), n. [L. Myrmidones, Gr. Myrmido`nes, pl.] 1. One of a fierce tribe or troop who accompanied Achilles, their king, to the Trojan war.
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2. A soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes cruel orders of a superior without protest or pity; -- sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc. Thackeray.
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With unabated ardor the vindictive man of law and his myrmidons pressed forward.
W. H. Ainsworth.
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