from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman antiquity, a body of troops marching under a single vexillum or battle-flag.


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  • Barbarous as it nay appear, there is nothing incredible in the massacre of a legion; instances might be cited in support of so unusual an occurrence, though it is quite possible that at Agaunum we have to do not with a legion, but with a simple vexillatio.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize


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