Yeomanry cavalry
Yeomanry Yeo"man*ry, n. 1. The position or rank of a yeoman. [Obs.] ``His estate of yeomanry.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. The collective body of yeomen, or freeholders. [1913 Webster]

The enfranchised yeomanry began to feel an instinct for dominion. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

3. 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; -- calle dalso {yeomanry cavalry}. 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Yeomanry cavalry}, certain bodies of volunteer cavalry liable to service in Great Britain only. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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