free companion


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. free church,
  2. free churchman,
  3. free city,
  4. free climbing,
  5. free coinage,
  6. free company,
  7. free delivery,
  8. free diving,
  9. free electron,
  10. free energy

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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