a regiment of the Roman army, the number of men composing which
differed at different times. It originally consisted of three
thousand men, but in the time of Christ consisted of six
thousand, exclusive of horsemen, who were in number a tenth of
the foot-men. The word is used (Matt. 26:53; Mark 5:9) to
express simply a great multitude. Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Legion' Eastons Bible Dictionary". bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.