yeomanry

Definitions of yeomanry
  1. noun
    class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
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    type of:
    class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum
    people having the same social, economic, or educational status
  2. noun
    a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army
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    type of:
    home guard
    a volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewhere
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