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yeo·man·ry

 (yō′mən-rē)
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.
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yeomanry

(ˈjəʊmənrɪ)
n
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
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yeo•man•ry

(ˈyoʊ mən ri)

n.
1. yeomen collectively.
2. a British volunteer cavalry force, formed in 1761.
[1325–75]
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Yeomanry

 yeomen collectively, 1375; a volunteer force.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yeomanry - class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
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
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Translations

yeomanry

[ˈjəʊmənrɪ] N
1. (= landowners) → pequeños propietarios mpl, terratenientes mpl rurales
2. (Brit) (Mil) → caballería f voluntaria
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yeomanry

n
(Hist) → Freibauernschaft f, → Freibauernstand m
(Mil) freiwillige Kavallerietruppe
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