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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Minion

MIN'ION, adjective [infra.] Fine; trim; dainty. [Not used.]

MINION, noun min'yon. A favorite; a darling; particularly, the favorite of a prince, on whom he lavishes his favors; one who gains favors by flattery or mean adulation.

Edward sent an army into Ireland, not for conquest, but to guard the person of his minion Piers Gaviston.

The drowsy tyrant by his minions led.

MIN'ION, noun [Latin minor. See Mince.]

A small kind of printing types.