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household troops

plural noun

  1. troops guarding or attending a sovereign or a sovereign's residence.


household troops

plural noun

  1. the infantry and cavalry regiments that carry out escort and guard duties for a head of state


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Word History and Origins

Origin of household troops1

First recorded in 1705–15

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Example Sentences

He had begun life as an officer in the French household troops in absolute boyhood.

The Brigade of Guards—the infantry of the household troops—comprises the five regiments of foot-guards.

Being household troops these regiments are subject to certain special regulations and have certain privileges.

When the household troops advance from St. Petersburg it means that the army is on a war footing and is taking the field.

Ramses and Menna were left with only a few picked chariots of the household troops, and the whole Hittite army was coming on.

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