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Glossary of military terms - V

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Vacatio munerum

Exemption from fatigue duty.

Valetudinarium

Hospital.

Vallum

Wall.

Vehiculatio

Imperial post system.

Vehiculum

Cart. carriage.

Veles

'Cloak wearer'. republican legionary skirmisher.

Venator

'Hunter'. skirmisher.

Veredarius

Courier.

Vericulum

Small javelin.

Verutum

Javelin.

Vestimentum

Clothing.

Veteranus

Veteran. discharged soldier.

Veterinarius

Vet. animal doctor.

Vexillarius

A - standardbearer.
B - soldier serving in a vexillatio .

Vexillatio

Detachment. provisional unit.

Vexillatio comitatensis

Late Roman field army cavalry unit.

Vexillatio palatina

Late Roman field army cavalry unit.

Vexillifer

Standardbearer.

Vexillum

Standard with a flag on a crossbar.

Vexillum veteranorum

Unit of veterans awaiting discharge.

Via

Road.

Via decumana

Camp road leading to rear gate.

Via praetoria

Camp road leading to porta praetoria .

Via quintana

Camp road passing the encampment of the fifth manipuli . road dividing praetentura  in half.

Via sagularis

Road running along the inside of a wall.

Viaticum

'Travelling money' . pay for recruit's initial training period.

Vicarius

Replacement.
A - recruit provided by conscript unwilling to serve in person.
B - lieutenant.

Victoria

Victory.

Victrix

Victorious.

Vicus

Civilian settlement attached to military base.

Vigilia

Watch.

Vigilis

Watchman. member

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