household troops


plural noun

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

Nearby words

  1. household effects,
  2. household god,
  3. household gods,
  4. household knight,
  5. household name,
  6. household word,
  7. householder,
  8. househusband,
  9. housekeep,
  10. housekeeper

Origin of household troops

First recorded in 1705–15

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British Dictionary definitions for household troops

household troops

pl n

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