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doc Definition of yeomanry
    English to English
  • class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • The position or rank of a yeoman.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • 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.
  • source: Webster 1913
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