yeomanly


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yeomanly

(ˈjəʊmənlɪ)
adj
1. (Historical Terms) of, relating to, or like a yeoman
2. having the virtues attributed to yeomen, such as staunchness, loyalty, and courage
adv
in a yeomanly manner, as in being brave, staunch, or loyal

yeo•man•ly

(ˈyoʊ mən li)

adj.
1. of the condition or rank of a yeoman.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of a yeoman; sturdy and dependable; staunch.
adv.
3. like or as befits a yeoman.
[1350–1400]
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