free companion


noun

a member of a band of mercenary soldiers during the Middle Ages.

Origin of free companion

First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for free companion

  • It was only the free-companion who was a fit helpmate for Pericles, or capable of sustaining a conversation with Socrates.

    The Truth About Woman|C. Gasquoine Hartley

British Dictionary definitions for free companion

free companion

noun

(in medieval Europe) a member of a company of mercenary soldiers
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