Vexillary definition

vĕksə-lĕrē
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A member of the oldest class of army veterans who served under a special standard in ancient Rome.
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Of or relating to a vexillum.
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Of an ensign or standard.
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In ancient Rome, a veteran soldier serving under a special standard.
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A standard-bearer.
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(biol.) Of a vexillum.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vexillary
Plural:
vexillaries

Origin of vexillary

  • Latin vexillārius from vexillum flag vexillum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin vexillarius: compare French vexillaire.

    From Wiktionary