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  • noun Plural form of auxiliary.


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  • The Romans called these units auxilia literally, the help and its men were called auxiliaries.

    The Spartacus War

  • One of the main auxiliaries of the church is an organization known as the "Daughters of Jerusalem" and "Sisters of Mercy."

    Religious Bodies: 1906

  • Wallace still led the pursuit of Edward, and meeting those auxiliaries from the adjoining counties, which his provident orders had prepared to turn out on the first appearance of this martial chase; he poured his troops through Ettrick Forest, and drove the flying host of England far into Northumberland.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • 58 His example was imitated by the greatest part of the Latin auxiliaries, and the defence began to slacken when the attack was pressed with redoubled vigor.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • My auxiliaries are the dews and rains which water this dry soil, and what fertility is in the soil itself, which for the most part is lean and effete.


  • I say again, therefore, that of all the other kinds of soldiers the auxiliaries are the most harmful, because that Prince or that


  • It seemed most advisable that the consul himself should remain at Rome to enlist all who were able to bear arms: that Titus Quintius should be sent as pro-consul [108] to the relief of the camp with the army of the allies: to complete that army the Latins and Hernicians, and the colony of Antium, were ordered to supply Quintius with subitary soldiers (so they then called auxiliaries raised for sudden emergencies).

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • In every stake are institutions known as auxiliaries, such as relief societies, sabbath schools, young men's and young ladies 'mutual improvement associations, primary associations, and religious classes.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Paul III recalled the auxiliaries and stopped the subsidies which he had furnished to Charles V; and in March Henry II succeeded to the French throne, whose intrigues with the German Protestants, though leaving unaffected his fanatical rigor against his own heretics at home, seemed likely to break the current of imperial success.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 09

  • A legion typically included six thousand troops and auxiliaries, which is actually more than a modern infantry brigade.

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