(?), n. [L. vexillatio.] (Rom. Antiq.) A company of troops under one vexillum.
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(?), n.;
pl. Vexilla (#).
[L., a standard, a flag.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) (a) A flag or standard. (b) A company of troops serving under one standard.
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2. (Eccl.) (a) A banner. (b) The sign of the cross.
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3. (Bot.) The upper petal of a papilionaceous flower; the standard.
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4. (Zol.) The rhachis and web of a feather taken together; the vane.
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