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.
Any band or body of warriors.
With him the cohort bright
Of watchful cherubim.
A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class.
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