Bat*tal"ia (?), n. [LL. battalia battle, a body of troops. See Battle, n.]

1.

Order of battle; disposition or arrangement of troops (brigades, regiments, battalions, etc.), or of a naval force, for action.

A drawing up the armies in battalia. Jer. Taylor.

2.

An army in battle array; also, the main battalia or body.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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