(Vex"il*la*ry) n. [L. vexillarius: cf. F. vexillaire.] A standard bearer. Tennyson.
(Vex`il*la"tion) n. [L. vexillatio.] (Rom. Antiq.) A company of troops under one vexillum.
(||Vex*il"lum) n.; pl. Vexilla [L., a standard, a flag.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) (a) A flag or standard. (b) A company of troops serving under one standard.
2. (Eccl.) (a) A banner. (b) The sign of the cross.
3. (Bot.) The upper petal of a papilionaceous flower; the standard.
4. (Zoöl.) The rhachis and web of a feather taken together; the vane.
(Vex"ing*ly) adv. In a vexing manner; so as to vex, tease, or irritate. Tatler.
(V" hook`) (Steam Engine) A gab at the end of an eccentric rod, with long jaws, shaped like the
Via Lactea [L.] (Anat.), the Milky Way, or Galaxy. See Galaxy, 1. Via media [L.] (Theol.), the
middle way; a name applied to their own position by the Anglican high-churchmen, as being between
the Roman Catholic Church and what they term extreme Protestantism.
(||Vi"a) n. [L. See Way.] A road way.
(Vi"a), prep. [L., ablative of via way. See Way.] By the way of; as, to send a letter via Queenstown
(Vi`a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being viable. Specifically:
(a) (Law) The capacity of living after birth. Bouvier.
(b) The capacity of living, or being distributed, over wide geographical limits; as, the viability of a species.