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noun as in person who fights, kills for money

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Many mercenaries slaughtered their way to power, casually betraying even close family to secure their fortunes.

Simultaneously, a brigade of mercenaries and Congolese soldiers would seal off the city and expel the guerrillas.

He left, but many other mercenaries stayed, and two years later they were executed or expelled after a mutiny in Stanleyville.

Others contend that Greek mercenaries who came to India with Alexander the Great left their genetic mark in Coorg.

But Russian mercenaries and other troops wound up seizing power in the Ukrainian province of Crimea anyway.

The finances of the country are being taxed to the utmost to find the extra "palm-oil" which these mercenaries demand.

Such is the usual reward of mercenaries who hire themselves out as the supporters of foreign revolutionary governments.

These were mercenaries and not to be depended on, and the burghers themselves were not so hardy as of old.

But they could not command the fidelity of their mercenaries, and the Saxon peril only grew greater.

Mercenaries, chiefly the northern inhabitants of Russia and of Greece.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mercenaries, such as: warrior, hireling, slave, soldier of fortune, legionnaire, and merc.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.