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Morrish Bible Dictionary
In the Roman army a body of troops consisting of from three to five thousand; but the term is also used for an indefinite number. The Lord said that His Father on His request would send Him more than twelve legions of angels. Matthew 26:53 . The demons who possessed the man among the Gadarenes said, "My name is Legion; for we are many." Mark 5:9,15; Luke 8:30 .
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Legion'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/l/legion.html. 1897.