Myr"mi*don (?), n. [L. Myrmidones, Gr. , pl.]
One of a fierce tribe or troop who accompanied Achilles, their king, to the Trojan war.
A soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes cruel orders of a superior without protest or pity; -- sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc.
With unabated ardor the vindictive man of law and his myrmidons pressed forward.
W. H. Ainsworth.
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