household troops
noun plural Date: 1711 troops appointed to attend and guard a sovereign or the residence of a sovereign

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  • Household troops — Household House hold , a. Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs. [1913 Webster] {Household bread}, bread made in the house for common use; hence, bread that is not of the finest quality. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • household troops — noun plural : troops appointed to attend and guard a sovereign or his residence * * * the Household Division [the Household Division] (also the Household Troops ; ) the s …   Useful english dictionary

  • household troops — troops guarding or attending a sovereign or a sovereign s residence. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • household troops — house′hold troops′ n. pl. troops guarding or attending a sovereign or a sovereign s residence • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • household troops — plural noun (in the UK) troops nominally employed to guard the sovereign …   English new terms dictionary

  • Household Troops Band — The Household Troops Band (HTB) is a brass band of the Salvation Army HistoryIn the early Summer of 1885 there was a Great Kent March by Salvation Army Officer Cadets. They were known as Life Guards and the march was headed by a band of 25 brass… …   Wikipedia

  • Household Division — is a term used principally in the Commonwealth of Nations to describe a country’s most elite or historically senior military units, or those military units that provide ceremonial or protective functions associated directly with the Head of state …   Wikipedia

  • Household — House hold , a. Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs. [1913 Webster] {Household bread}, bread made in the house for common use; hence, bread that is not of the finest quality. [Obs.] {Household… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Household bread — Household House hold , a. Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs. [1913 Webster] {Household bread}, bread made in the house for common use; hence, bread that is not of the finest quality. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Household gods — Household House hold , a. Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs. [1913 Webster] {Household bread}, bread made in the house for common use; hence, bread that is not of the finest quality. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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