Cohort Co"hort, n. [L. cohors, prop. an inclosure: cf. F. cohorte. See {Court}, n.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A body of about five or six hundred soldiers; the tenth part of a legion. [1913 Webster]

2. Any band or body of warriors. [1913 Webster]

With him the cohort bright Of watchful cherubim. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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