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yeomanly

[ yoh-muhn-lee ]
/ ˈyoʊ mən li /
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adjective
of the condition or rank of a yeoman.
pertaining to or befitting a yeoman; loyal, staunch, sturdy, etc.
adverb
like or as befits a yeoman.
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Origin of yeomanly

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
of, relating to, or like a yeoman
having the virtues attributed to yeomen, such as staunchness, loyalty, and courage
adverb
in a yeomanly manner, as in being brave, staunch, or loyal
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