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1. Soldiers considered as a group.
2. The profession of soldiering.
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n, pl -dieries
1. (Military) soldiers collectively
2. (Military) a group of soldiers
3. (Military) the profession of being a soldier
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sol•dier•y(ˈsoʊl dʒə ri)
n., pl. -dier•ies.
1. soldiers collectively.
2. a body of soldiers.
3. military training or skill.
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soldiership or military science or craft.See also: War
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Soldierysoldiers collectively, 1570.
Examples: the soldiery . . . all flocked unto him, 1635; full of soldiery, 1580.
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|Noun||1.||soldiery - soldiers collectively |
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
friendly - troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces; "friendlies came to their rescue"
hostile - troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
garrison - the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place
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soldiery[ˈsəʊldʒərɪ] N → soldadesca f
a brutal and licentious soldiery → la soldadesca indisciplinada
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