Definitions for yeomanryˈyoʊ mən ri
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word yeomanry
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
yeo•man•ryˈyoʊ mən ri(n.)
Category: Military, Navy, Western History
a British volunteer cavalry force, formed in 1761.
Origin of yeomanry:
class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army
Class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land.
A British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army.
the position or rank of a yeoman
the collective body of yeomen, or freeholders
the yeomanry cavalry
Yeomanry is a designation used by a number of units or sub-units of the British Territorial Army, descended from volunteer cavalry regiments. Today, Yeomanry units may serve in a variety of different military roles.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to a cavalry volunteer force the members of which provide their own horses and uniforms, with a small allowance from the Government, which is increased when called out.
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