soldier of fortune(redirected from a soldier of fortune)
soldier of fortune
1. A soldier who serves the person or organization paying them, rather than their country; a mercenary. Although the nation only had a small population, it boosted the size of its army by hiring soldiers of fortune.
2. A person who seeks adventure or military engagement for money, pleasure, or fame. The novel depicts a soldier of fortune who risks his life for notoriety.
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soldier of fortunean adventurous person ready to take service under any person or state in return for money; a mercenary.
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