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yeo•man•ry  (yōmən rē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Military, Naval Terms, World Historyyeomen collectively.
  2. Militarya British volunteer cavalry force, formed in 1761, originally composed largely of yeomen, that became part of the British Territorial Army in 1907.
  • 1325–75; Middle English yemanry; see yeoman, -ry


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yeomanry /ˈjəʊmənrɪ/ n
  1. yeomen collectively
  2. (in Britain) a volunteer cavalry force, organized in 1761 for home defence: merged into the Territorial Army in 1907



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