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expeditionary

[ek-spi-dish-uh-ner-ee] /ˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ əˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or composing an expedition:
an expeditionary force.
Origin of expeditionary
1700-1710
1700-10; expedition + -ary
Related forms
preexpeditionary, adjective
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  • In that case, we may, if we can hold out so long, hope to be rescued by an expeditionary party.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
  • The one was to be, as it were, the conductor, and the other the statesman of the expeditionary corps.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • Don't you care; now I'm coming with my expeditionary forces, and you and I'll foil them yet.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • The fall of Namur without effect on the expeditionary Force?

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Not for long did it seem that the casualties would be confined to the regular army and the expeditionary force.

    While I Remember Stephen McKenna
  • When the expeditionary force arrived, it found no one to shoot at.

    The Myth of a Guilty Nation Albert Jay Nock
  • Senior officer under Stone, ablest man in the expeditionary forces, and Brand's oldest friend!

  • The return of the expeditionary force was not nearly so rapid as its preceding march.

    The Rebel Chief Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for expeditionary

expeditionary

/ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃənərɪ/
adjective
1.
relating to or constituting an expedition, esp a military one: an expeditionary force
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