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fencible

(ˈfɛnsəbəl)
adj
a Scot word for defensible
n
(Military) (formerly) a person who undertook military service in immediate defence of his homeland only
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A War of 1812 Veterans' Plaque Unveiling Ceremony honouring Sir John Johnson took place on Thursday, 23 June 2016, at the Johnson Family Burial Vault in Mont-Saint-Gregoire, Quebec, in the presence of ninety members and guests of Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch UELAC, of Heritage Branch UELAC, of the Glengarry, Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum, Williamstown, Ontario and members of the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry and of the Canadian Voltigeurs.
Bolstered by the Fort Wellington garrison's fencible and militia units, as well as three companies of Voltigeurs and 30 Tyendinaga and Mississauga Mohawks.
Units such as the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles (fencible meaning their employment was within a fixed geographic area, in this case British North America), the Voltigeurs Canadiens and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry were among the most effective Canadian units to serve during the war.
The other pubs in the village were the Britannia, the Hope & Anchor and the Sea Fencible, with Samuel Gibbs' Malthouse on the front.
(14) What of the fencible riots (involving resistance to militia recruitment) in the 1790s?
In a case of 1798 Jane Aitken was also unsuccessful in proving that she was the wife, and not the mistress, of John Smith Esquire, a major in the Norfolk fencible cavalry.
200 YEARS AGO: It has been reported that a noble and patriotic offer made by Lord Viscount Dudley and Ward, has been accepted that his Lordship will raise at his own expense, a Regiment, to consist of 700 rank and file, which is to be called the Staffordshire Fencible Infantry.
(82) The resort to Fencible regiments was widely perceived as an affront to Scotland's standing as an equal partner to the Union of 1707.
Father Macdonell offered to raise a Catholic corps, the Glengarry Fencible Regiment, under the command of Macdonell of Glengarry, with himself as chaplain.
It had increased its regular army forces in America to more than 13,000 men, but these scattered units depended on five Fencible regiments--defence units made up of local conscripts with British commanders--and a variety of local militia units and allied Indian tribes to supplement their meagre numbers.
Uncertain of the meaning of reduction, pioneers, provincial, convention, associators, fencible or establishment?