yeomanry

IPA: jˈoʊmʌnri

noun

  • (historical) A class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land.
  • A British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense and later incorporated into the Territorial Army.

Examples of "yeomanry" in Sentences

  • Yeomanry you completely misunderstand.
  • Not sure about the Yeomanry message group.
  • He also had the expense of equipping his yeomanry.
  • After the war he continued to serve in the Yeomanry.
  • He held the rank of captain in the Cheshire Yeomanry.
  • Scott then became an ardent volunteer in the yeomanry.
  • This was the first overseas deployment of the Yeomanry.
  • Nine yeomanry regiments had been withdrawn from Palestine.
  • In 1969 the regiment reduced to cadre, and Yeomanry lineage discontinued.
  • Burnett was then attached to the Imperial Yeomanry for the next three years.
  • And the definition of gentry and yeomanry is totally bogus and anachronistic.
  • But the American "yeomanry", that is, nine-tenths of the country, weren't having any.
  • Places were to be kept by a detachment of the "yeomanry" of each company sent on at six o’clock for that purpose.
  • True to his word, Jefferson started the University of Virginia to provide free higher education to the yeomanry, which is what the middle class was called back in the 1700s.
  • These goshi, who were independent landowners, for the most part, formed a kind of yeomanry; but there were many points of difference between the social position of the goshi and that of the English yeomen.
  • However, these were victims not of a recent riot but of an ancient fracas: the Peterloo massacre in Manchester in August 1819 – the event that led to the foundation of the Manchester Guardian – when a troop of yeomanry charged into a political meeting, leaving 15 dead.
  • The perpetuation of a sturdy and independent yeomanry is one of the best guarantees we have for the perpetuation of democracy; and my faith is that democracy is the only system of government that is destined to last, the only system which contains within itself the seeds of continuity and life.
  • He thinks that, corresponding to the countryman in New England, there were very moderately circumstanced whites in the South that might be taken as constituting a "yeomanry," but that below these were "the neglected people who ... were but little removed from the status of the settled Indian ....
  • A writer already quoted refers to the poor whites of the ante-bellum South as constituting part of the last grade of a class distinguishable from both the unpropertied and the influential landowners, which might be termed a "yeomanry," but he notices their tendency to sink rather than rise in the social order. 16

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