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An ancient Roman milestone.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Milliary
Origin of Milliary
Latin mīlliāriusconsisting of a thousand, one mile longfrommīlle (passuum)a thousand (double paces), a Roman milegheslo- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition