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noun yeo·man·ry \ˈyō-mən-rē\

Definition of yeomanry

  1. 1 :  the body of yeomen; specifically :  the body of small landed proprietors of the middle class

  2. 2 :  a British volunteer cavalry force created from yeomen in 1761 as a home defense force and reorganized in 1907 as part of the territorial force

14th Century

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14th century

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