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Meaning of yeomanry

yeo•man•ry

Pronunciation: (yō'mun-rē), [key]
— n.
  1. yeomen collectively.
  2. a British volunteer cavalry force, formed in 1761, originally composed largely of yeomen, that became part of the British Territorial Army in 1907.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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