Garrison

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Garrison

a body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.

a fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security. In garrison, in the condition of a garrison; doing duty in a fort or as one of a garrison.

Origin: oe. Garnisoun, f. Garnison garrison, in OF. & oe. Also, provision, munitions, from garnir to garnish. See Garnish.