Veteran

Vet"er*an

(vt"r*n), n. [L. veteranus (sc. miles): cf. F. vtran.] One who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has had much experience, or has grown old or decrepit in service.
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Ensigns that pierced the foe's remotest lines,
The hardy veteran with tears resigns.
Addison.
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In the United States, during the civil war, soldiers who had served through one term of enlistment and had renlisted were specifically designated veterans.
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