household troops

plural noun

Definition of household troops

: troops appointed to attend and guard a sovereign or the residence of a sovereign

First Known Use of household troops

1711, in the meaning defined above

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“Household troops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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