soldiery

noun
sol·​diery | \ ˈsōl-jə-rē How to pronounce soldiery (audio) , ˈsōlj-rē \

Definition of soldiery

1a : a body of soldiers
2 : the profession or technique of soldiering

Examples of soldiery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of soldiery

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of soldiery was circa 1570

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“Soldiery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soldiery. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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