yeomanry

[ yoh-muh n-ree ]
/ ˈyoʊ mən ri /

noun

yeomen collectively.
a British volunteer cavalry force, formed in 1761, originally composed largely of yeomen, that became part of the British Territorial Army in 1907.

Origin of yeomanry

1325–75; Middle English yemanry; see yeoman, -ry
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yeomanry

/ (ˈjəʊmənrɪ) /

noun

yeomen collectively
(in Britain) a volunteer cavalry force, organized in 1761 for home defence: merged into the Territorial Army in 1907
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