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n. pl. yeo·man·ries
1. The class of yeomen; farmers of small freeholds.
2. A British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 to serve as a home guard and later incorporated into the Territorial Army.
1. (Historical Terms) yeomen collectively
2. (Historical Terms) (in Britain) a volunteer cavalry force, organized in 1761 for home defence: merged into the Territorial Army in 1907
yeo•man•ry(ˈyoʊ mən ri)
1. yeomen collectively.
2. a British volunteer cavalry force, formed in 1761.
Yeomanryyeomen collectively, 1375; a volunteer force.
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|Noun||1.||yeomanry - class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land|
|2.||yeomanry - a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army|
home guard - a volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewhere
Territorial Army - British unit of nonprofessional soldiers organized for the defense of Great Britain