Myrmidon

Definition of Myrmidon

Myr´mi`don
n.1.One of a fierce tribe or troop who accompanied Achilles, their king, to the Trojan war.
2.A soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes cruel orders of a superior without protest or pity; - sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc.
With unabated ardor the vindictive man of law and his myrmidons pressed forward.
- W. H. Ainsworth.

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