What does the word yeomanry mean?

Usage examples for yeomanry

  1. Then without waiting for a reply, she went on: " Norah, dear, this is Lord Westerham, Lord- Lieutenant of this part of the County of York, Colonel commanding the West Riding Yeomanry and lots of other things that I don't understand." – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  2. It's more than the yeomanry get for drill per annum, and they're expected to know something of a soldier's duties. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. I have often wondered why the strange opinion has come to prevail, especially among the industrious yeomanry of the interior of our country, that it is economical to turn night into day, in this manner. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott