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mercenary in Army topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmercenarymer‧ce‧na‧ry1 /ˈmɜːsənəri $ ˈmɜːrsəneri/ noun (plural mercenaries) [countable]  PMAa soldier who fights for any country or group that will pay him an army of foreign mercenaries a mercenary soldier
Examples from the Corpus
mercenaryOgre bands are often recruited as mercenaries into the Empire's armies, where their great strength is highly valued.Yes, but Lonrho had hired mercenaries.More than eight hundred mercenaries, but not in battle order.If mercenaries had been protecting the Balkan safe havens, there might never have been the massacre of Srebrenica.Lawyers in the main were intellectual mercenaries to be bought and sold in any cause...Like mercenaries, they wrangle and scheme for money wherever money can be found.On his return to Aquitaine he was able to recruit mercenaries on a large scale.Colombian police said the mercenaries were hired by drug traffickers.Nor were mercenaries supplied only by very small or weak States.