battalia (n.) Old form(s): Battaliaes
large body of troops arrayed for battle, marshalled force
Ham IV.v.80[Claudius to Gertrude] When sorrows come, they come not single spies, / But in battalia [F; Q battalion]
R3 V.iii.11[King Richard to Norfolk, of the numbers of the enemy] our battalia trebles that account [F; Q battalion]
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