What Does Garrison Mean?


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Garrison is a military post which is permanently stationed. The word can also be a collective noun to represent the troops deployed at a military post. The verb form of garrison means to assign troops or post troops in a post. It can also mean to convert a place into a military post.

The word "garrison" comes from the French word "garnison" which is a form of the French verb "garner," implying "to equip." Initially the garrison was used to protect a particular post or location but now it is used to signify the location as a military base. The word garrison town can imply a town that has homes and offices for the military. A garrison town comprises of military station, military quarters and headquarters under the responsibility of a Major General, a colonel, or a Brigadier.

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