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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 william l. 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 william l. 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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william l. 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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