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King James Dictionary
SOLDIER, n. soljur. from L. solidus, a piece of money, the pay of a soldier.
1. A man engaged in military service one whose occupation is military a man enlisted for service in an army a private, or noe in the ranks. There ought to be some time for sober reflection between the life of a soldier and his death.
2. A man enrolled for service, when on duty or embodied for military discipline a private as a militia soldier.
3. Emphatically, a brave warrior a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor. In this sense, an officer of any grade may be denominated a soldier.
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Entry for 'Soldier'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/s/soldier.html.