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vexillum , i, n. dim. of vēlum,
I.a military ensign, standard, banner, flag.
II. In partic., a red flag placed on the general's tent, as a signal for marching or for battle: vexillum proponere, to raise or display, Caes. B. G. 2, 20: “vexillo signum dare,id. B. C. 3, 89 fin.
B. Transf., the troops belonging to a vexillum, a company, troop, Liv. 8, 8; Tac. H. 1, 70; Stat. Th. 12, 782.—
III. Trop.: “Fortunae,Stat. S. 4, 2, 43.
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