English-Swedish translation of mercenary

Translation of the word mercenary from english to swedish, with synonyms, antonyms, verb conjugation, pronunciation, anagrams, examples of use.

mercenary in Swedish

militarynoun legosoldat [u]
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Definitions of mercenary
1. mercenary - a person hired to fight for another country than their own
  adventurer, venturer a person who enjoys taking risks
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A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict, who is not a national or a party to the conflict, and is ""motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party"" (Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Convention of August 1949). A non-conscript professional member of a regular army is not considered to be a mercenary although he gets monetary reward from his service. As a result of the assumption that a mercenary is essentially motivated by money, the term ""mercenary"" usually carries negative connotations, though that can be a compliment in some contexts.

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