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garrison

[gar-uh-suh n] /ˈgær ə sən/
noun
1.
a body of troops stationed in a fortified place.
2.
the place where such troops are stationed.
3.
any military post, especially a permanent one.
verb (used with object)
4.
to provide (a fort, town, etc.) with a garrison.
5.
to occupy (a fort, post, station, etc.) with troops.
6.
to put (troops) on duty in a fort, post, station, etc.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English garisoun protection, stronghold < Old French garison, gareison defense, provision, derivative of garir, guerir to defend < Germanic; compare Old High German warjan
Related forms
overgarrison, verb (used with object)
regarrison, verb (used with object)
ungarrisoned, adjective

Garrison

[gar-uh-suh n] /ˈgær ə sən/
noun
1.
William Lloyd, 1805–79, U.S. leader in the abolition movement.
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British Dictionary definitions for garrison

garrison

/ˈɡærɪsən/
noun
1.
the troops who maintain and guard a base or fortified place
2.
  1. the place itself
  2. (as modifier) a garrison town
verb
3.
(transitive) to station (troops) in (a fort)
Word Origin
C13: from Old French garison, from garir to defend, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse verja to defend, Old English, Old High German werian
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Word Origin and History for garrison
garrison
c.1300, "store, treasure," from O.Fr. garison "defense," from garir "defend" (see garret). Meaning "fortified stronghold" is from c.1430; that of "body of troops in a fortress" is from 1500.
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garrison in the Bible

(1.) Heb. matstsab, a station; a place where one stands (1 Sam. 14:12); a military or fortified post (1 Sam. 13:23; 14:1, 4, 6, etc.). (2.) Heb. netsib, a prefect, superintendent; hence a military post (1 Sam. 10:5; 13:3, 4; 2 Sam. 8:6). This word has also been explained to denote a pillar set up to mark the Philistine conquest, or an officer appointed to collect taxes; but the idea of a military post seems to be the correct one. (3.) Heb. matstsebah, properly a monumental column; improperly rendered pl. "garrisons" in Ezek. 26:11; correctly in Revised Version "pillars," marg. "obelisks," probably an idolatrous image.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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