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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yeomanry  \Yeo"man*ry\,  n. 
  1.  The  position  or  rank  of  a  yeoman.  [Obs.]  ``His  estate  of 
  yeomanry.''  --Chaucer. 
  2.  The  collective  body  of  yeomen,  or  freeholders. 
  The  enfranchised  yeomanry  began  to  feel  an  instinct 
  for  dominion.  --Bancroft. 
  3.  The  yeomanry  cavalry.  [Eng.] 
  {Yeomanry  cavalry},  certain  bodies  of  volunteer  cavalry 
  liable  to  service  in  Great  Britain  only.  [Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yeomanry  \Yeo"man*ry\,  n. 
  A  British  volunteer  cavalry  force,  growing  out  of  a  royal 
  regiment  of  fox  hunters  raised  by  Yorkshire  gentlemen  in  1745 
  to  fight  the  Pretender,  Charles  Edward.  The  members  furnish 
  their  own  horses,  have  fourteen  days'  annual  camp  training, 
  and  receive  pay  and  allowance  when  on  duty.  In  1901  the  name 
  was  altered  to  {imperial  yeomanry}  in  recognition  of  the 
  services  of  the  force  in  the  Boer  war.  See  {Army 
  organization},  above. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  class  of  small  freeholders  who  cultivated  their  own  land 
  2:  a  British  volunteer  cavalry  force  organized  in  1761  for  home 
  defense  later  incorporated  into  the  Territorial  Army 

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