yeomanry

Primary Meanings of yeomanry

1.
n
class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
2.
n
a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army
Full Definitions of yeomanry
1

n class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land

Type of:
class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum
people having the same social, economic, or educational status
2

n a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army

Type of:
home guard
a volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewhere

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