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yeoman of the guard

noun

  1. a member of the bodyguard of the English sovereign, instituted in 1485, which now consists of 100 men, including officers, having purely ceremonial duties.


yeoman of the guard

noun

  1. a member of the bodyguard ( Yeomen of the Guard ) of the English monarch. This unit was founded in 1485 and now retains ceremonial functions only


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Origin of yeoman of the guard1

First recorded in 1475–85

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