sol·​diery ˈsōl-jə-rē How to pronounce soldiery (audio)
: a body of soldiers
: the profession or technique of soldiering

Examples of soldiery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That includes the activism and the soldiery. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 15 Aug. 2022 Through Joe, an aspiring journalist, readers experience not only the throb of post-9/11 patriotism but also the tedium, camaraderie and sudden terrors of soldiery in a war zone. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 14 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of soldiery was circa 1570

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“Soldiery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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sol·​diery ˈsōlj-(ə-)rē How to pronounce soldiery (audio)
: a body of soldiers

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