Lit. 'an army, infantry'. The Latin word used of a military expedition, also the army involved in such an expedition. In the 13c, the word was used in conflicts with Scotland; in the 14c, it was used for the 'expeditions' sent against France. From it we have our modern use, e.g. a military exercise. [< Lat. exerceo = to exercise, to train] -

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  • EXERCITUS — militum multitudo est, quae palam fines hosticos ausit invadere. Quod enim furto fit aut latrocinantium more, et quod iusto fir exercitu, passim opponunt Historici. Quare pro viribus hotium aestimandum, quae copiae exercitum faciant. Et quidem… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • exercitus — /agzarsatas/ In old European law, an army; an armed force. The term was absolutely indefinite as to number. It was applied, on various occasions, to a gathering of forty two armed men, of thirty five, or even of four …   Black's law dictionary

  • Quaestura exercitus — The Quaestura exercitus was a peculiar administrative district of the Eastern Roman Empire with a seat in Odessus established by Emperor Justinian on May 18, 536. [Velkov, p. 62. In 536 (May 18) a peculiar administrative district was created… …   Wikipedia

  • Quaestura exercitus — La Quaestura exercitus était un district administratif particulier de l Empire romaine d orient dont le siège était à Odessos. Ce district fut créé par Justinien Ier le 18 mai 536[1]. Le territoire du district comprenait les provinces romaines de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • QUAESTOR Exercitus — in Nov. a Procopio definitur χορηγὸς τῆς τοῦ ςτρατοπέδου δαπάνης; rectissime. Nam Novell. 41. ςτρατιωτικὰς δαπάνας, et Iuliani Nov. 50. annonas militum tam Comitatensium qui per castra sunt, quam Limitaneorum, eum distribuisse legimus. Sed habuit …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • DECURSIO Exercitus — a Scipione exhibita, memoratur Liv. l. 29. c. 22. Venientibus eis (Romanorum Legatis) Syracusas, Scipio res, non verba, ad purgandum sese paravit, exercitum omnem eo convenire, classem expediri iussit, tamquam dimicandum eo die terrâ marique cum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • ВОЙСКО —    • Exercïtus.     I. У греков.          Об определенной организации войска, какая заключается в понятии слова exercitus, в героическое время еще не может быть и речи. Позднейшее же устройство войска у греков представляло совершенное отражение… …   Реальный словарь классических древностей

  • EXGERINF — Exercitus Germaniae Inferioris, Exercitus Germanicus inferior …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • EXDP — Exercitus Daciae Porolissensis …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • EXER — exercitus, exeritu …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

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