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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 w 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 w garrison

garrison

n.

c.1300, "store, treasure," from Old French garison "defense" (Modern French guérison "cure, recovery, healing") from garir "defend" (see garret). Meaning "fortified stronghold" is from early 15c.; that of "body of troops in a fortress" is from mid-15c., a sense taken over from Middle English garnison "body of armed men" (late 14c.), from Old French garnison "provision, munitions," from garnir "to furnish, provide."

v.

1560s, from garrison (n.). Related: Garrisoned; garrisoning.

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w 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.

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