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Webster 1913 Edition


Yeomanry

Yeo′man-ry

,
Noun.
1.
The position or rank of a yeoman.
[Obs.]
“His estate of yeomanry.”
Chaucer.
2.
The collective body of yeomen, or freeholders.
The enfranchised
yeomanry
began to feel an instinct for dominion.
Bancroft.
Yeomanry cavalry
,
certain bodies of volunteer cavalry liable to service in Great Britain only.
[Eng.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Yeomanry

YEOMANRY

,
Noun.
The collective body of yeomen or freeholders. Thus the common people in America, are called yeomanry.

Definition 2021


yeomanry

yeomanry

English

Noun

yeomanry (plural yeomanries)

  1. A class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land.
    • Bancroft
      The enfranchised yeomanry began to feel an instinct for dominion.
  2. A British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense and later incorporated into the Territorial Army.

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