Milliary meaning

mĭl'ē-ĕr'ē
Relating to or marking the distance of an ancient Roman mile, which equaled 1,000 paces.
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Of the ancient Roman mile, or 1,000 paces.
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An ancient Roman milestone.
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Of or relating to a mile, or to distance by miles; denoting a mile or miles.
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Origin of milliary

  • Latin mīlliārius consisting of a thousand, one mile long from mīlle (passuum) a thousand (double paces), a Roman mile gheslo- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin milliarium. See milliary (adjective).
    From Wiktionary