Brigade major
Brigade Bri*gade", n. [F. brigade, fr. It. brigata troop, crew, brigade, originally, a contending troop, fr. briga trouble, quarrel. See {Brigand}.] 1. (Mil.) A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more regiments, under the command of a brigadier general. [1913 Webster]

Note: Two or more brigades constitute a division, commanded by a major general; two or more divisions constitute an army corps, or corps d'arm['e]e. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

2. Any body of persons organized for acting or marching together under authority; as, a fire brigade. [1913 Webster]

{Brigade inspector}, an officer whose duty is to inspect troops in companies before they are mustered into service.

{Brigade major}, an officer who may be attached to a brigade to assist the brigadier in his duties. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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