Yeomanry meaning

yōmən-rē
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A class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land.
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The class of yeomen; small freeholding farmers.
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A British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 to serve as a home guard and later incorporated into the Territorial Army.
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Members of the yeoman class collectively.
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A British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 as a home guard, but since 1907, a part of the Territorial Army.
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A British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army.
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Origin of yeomanry

  • From yeoman +"Ž -ry

    From Wiktionary