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Pronunciation : In"fan*try
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. infanterie, It. infanteria, fr. infante infant, child, boy servant, foot soldier, fr. L. infans, -antis, child; foot soldiers being formerly the servants and followers of knights. See Infant.]
Definition : 1. A body of children. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

2. (Mil.)

Defn: A body of soldiers serving on foot; foot soldiers, in distinction from cavalry.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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