Garrison (various spellings) (from the French "garnison", itself from the verb "garnir", "to equip") is the collective term for a body of
troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, of more than 50 men, but now often simply using it as a home base. The station is usually a city, town, fort, castleor similar. For example, the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry (U.S.) is garrisoned at West Point. Garrison town is a common expression for any town that has a military barracks.
In the modern
British Army, "garrison" also specifically refers to any of the major military stations such as Aldershot, Catterick, Colchester, Tidworth, Warminsterand London, which have more than one barracks or camp and their own military headquarters, usually commanded by a Colonel, Brigadieror Major-General, assisted by a Garrison Sergeant Major. In Ireland soccer has historically been termed the "garrison game" due to its connections with British military serving in Ireland. [ [http://anfearrua.com/ViewSectionDetail.asp?docid=1567 An Fear Rua - Garrison, Gallic and Gaelic ] ]
Israel, a garrison unit (Hebrew: חיל מצב; "cheil matzav") is a regular unit defending a specified zone such as a city, a province, a castle or fortress, or even a single building.
Jamaicagarrisons are known as slum areas that are controlled by a don and his gang for political reasons or for drug control. Many slum areas in Kingston, Spanish Town, and Montego Bayhave garrisons.
*"Nouveau petit Larousse illustré", 1952 (French encyclopedic dictionary)
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