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.

(Le"gion*a*ry) a. [L. legionarius: cf. F. légionnaire.] Belonging to a legion; consisting of a legion or legions, or of an indefinitely great number; as, legionary soldiers; a legionary force. "The legionary body of error." Sir T. Browne.

Legged to Lemon

(Legged) a. [From Leg.] Having (such or so many) legs; — used in composition; as, a long- legged man; a two- legged animal.

(||Leg`gi*a"dro) Leggiero
(||Leg`gi*e"ro) a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.) Light or graceful; in a light, delicate, and brisk style.

(Leg"ging Leg"gin) n. [From Leg.] A cover for the leg, like a long gaiter.

(Leg"ging), a. & vb. n., from Leg, v. t.

(Leg"gy) a. Having long legs. Thackeray.

(Leg"horn) n. A straw plaiting used for bonnets and hats, made from the straw of a particular kind of wheat, grown for the purpose in Tuscany, Italy; — so called from Leghorn, the place of exportation.

(Leg`i*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being legible; legibleness. Sir. D. Brewster.

(Leg"i*ble) a. [L. legibilis, fr. legere to read: cf. OF. legible. See Legend.]

1. Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; — used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript.

The stone with moss and lichens so overspread,
Nothing is legible but the name alone.

2. Capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications; as, the thoughts of men are often legible in their countenances.

(Leg"i*ble*ness), n. The state or quality of being legible.

(Leg"i*bly), adv. In a legible manner.

(Le*gif"ic) a. [L. lex, legis, law + - ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.] Of or pertaining to making laws.

Practically, in many cases, authority or legific competence has begun in bare power.
J. Grote.

(Le"gion) n. [OE. legioun, OF. legion, F. légion, fr. L. legio, fr. legere to gather, collect. See Legend.]

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.

4. (Taxonomy) A group of orders inferior to a class.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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