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yeomanry

[ yoh-muhn-ree ]

noun

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


yeomanry

/ ˈjəʊmənrɪ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of yeomanry1

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

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Example Sentences

This decline, not surprisingly, has engendered a dour mood among much of the yeomanry.

The Yeomanry: In neo-feudalist California, the biggest losers tend to be the old private sector middle class.

It is said that the old yews which are found in country churchyards were planted in order to supply the yeomanry with bows.'

In ten minutes Major Streatfeild had his horse packed and saddled and was off to the Yeomanry camp.

The enemy opened fire without delay, so the Yeomanry had to make a wide detour.

When both flanks were in position the main body of Yeomanry dismounted and advanced towards the kopje in extended order.

This expedition was at least interesting, as again showing the really excellent work and methods of the Yeomanry.

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