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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: garison; from garir; GARRET

garrison

1 noun
     
Related topics: Army
gar‧ri‧son1 [countable]
1PMA a group of soldiers living in a town or fort and defending it:
The garrison was called out when news of the enemy's advance was received.
a garrison town
2 the buildings where a garrison of soldiers live

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