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Definition: Legion of honor
(l[=e]"j[u^]n), n. [OE. legioun, OF. legion, F.
l['e]gion, fr. L. legio, fr. legere to gather, collect. See
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A body of foot soldiers and cavalry
consisting of different numbers at different periods, --
from about four thousand to about six thousand men, -- the
cavalry being about one tenth.
2. A military force; an army; military bands.
3. A great number; a multitude.
Where one sin has entered, legions will force their
way through the same breach. --Rogers.
4. (Taxonomy) A group of orders inferior to a class.
Legion of honor
, an order instituted by the French
government in 1802, when Bonaparte was First Consul, as a
reward for merit, both civil and military.