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soldiery

[ sohl-juh-ree ]
/ ˈsoʊl dʒə ri /
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noun, plural sol·dier·ies for 2.

soldiers collectively.
a body of soldiers.
military training or skill.

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Origin of soldiery

First recorded in 1560–70; soldier + -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for soldiery

soldiery
/ (ˈsəʊldʒərɪ) /

noun plural -dieries

soldiers collectively
a group of soldiers
the profession of being a soldier
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