band (n.)
body of men, troop
1H6 II.i.1.1[stage direction] Enter a French Sergeant of a Band
AC III.xii.25.2[Caesar to attendants, of the Ambassador] Bring him through the bands [i.e. through the lines]
Cor I.ii.26[Second Senator to Aufidius] hie you to your bands
Cor[Cominius to Martius, of the Volsces] Their bands i'th' vaward are the Antiates
Cym IV.iv.11[Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] we being ... not mustered / Among the bands
E3 I.i.142[King Edward to Prince Edward] In every shire elect a several band

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