What does the word soldiery mean?

Usage examples for soldiery

  1. They were all old and helpless people, and they might well be safe from the soldiery. – An Isle in the Water by Katharine Tynan
  2. Godoy's Guards and other Soldiery. – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  3. There remained the large army of priests, of papal functionaries and retainers, the cardinals and their numerous personnel, the religious orders and congregations of both sexes and the hundreds upon hundreds of persons dependent on them, the papal police and soldiery with their families. – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson