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Garrison (noun)

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Ga'rrison. n.s. [garnison, French.]

  1. Soldiers placed in a fortified town or castle to defend it.

                How oft he said to me,
    Thou art no soldier fit for Cupid's garrison.
    Sidney, b. i.

  2. Fortified place stored with soldiers.

    Whom the old Roman wall so ill confin'd,
    With a new chain of garrisons you bind.
    Waller.

  3. The state of being placed in a fortification for its defence.

    Some of them that are laid in garrison will do no great hurt to the enemies. Spenser on Ireland.

Sources: Sidney, Philip (140) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Waller, Edmund (63)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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