Definition of Foreign legion
1. Noun. A military unit composed of foreign volunteers who serve the state.
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Literary usage of Foreign legion
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dictionary of English History by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1884)
"foreign legion, THE. Prince Albert's special idea during the Crimean War was to raise a foreign legion, and instructions were given to the English ministers ..."
2. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"... assign- THE FLAG OF AMERICANS WHO SERVED IN THE foreign legion At the Invali'ies this flag, on July 4, 1917, was presented to France and deposited in ..."
3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The term " foreign legion " is colloquially but incorrectly applied to-day to the Régiments changers in the French service, which arc composed of ..."
4. The Bookman (1903)
"Treason is bought readily enough, the foreign legion is cut to pieces, ... Captain Macklin, of the foreign legion, and you know that six of you will die ..."
5. Fifty Years of the English Constitution, 1830-1880 by Sheldon Amos (1880)
"The policy of raising a foreign legion, however tempting from the pressing circumstances of the day, stands out in a clearer light when regarded in view of ..."
6. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Joseph Haydn (1889)
"FOREIGN JURISDICTION ACTS, passed foreign legion. Foreigners have frequently been ... 2) for the formation of a foreign legion as a contingent in the ..."