yeomanly

[ yoh-muhn-lee ]

adjective
  1. of the condition or rank of a yeoman.

  2. pertaining to or befitting a yeoman; loyal, staunch, sturdy, etc.

adverb
  1. like or as befits a yeoman.

Origin of yeomanly

1
First recorded in 1350–1400, yeomanly is from the Middle English word yemanly.See yeoman, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for yeomanly

yeomanly

/ (ˈjəʊmənlɪ) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or like a yeoman

  2. having the virtues attributed to yeomen, such as staunchness, loyalty, and courage

adverb
  1. in a yeomanly manner, as in being brave, staunch, or loyal

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