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noun (yeomen)
  1. An official providing honorable service in a royal or high noble household.
  2. A third in order of the feudal servant fighting class below knight, squire and above a page. A yeoman archer is typically a mounted archer but who fights on foot, sometimes called a man-at-arms.
  3. A subordinate, deputy, aide, or assistant.
  4. A Yeoman Warder.
  5. A clerk in the US navy, and US Coast Guard.
  6. A member of the Yeomanry Cavalry officially chartered in 1794 originating around the 1760s.
  7. A member of the Imperial Yeomanry officially created in 1890s and renamed in 1907.
  8. A former class of small freeholders who farm their own land.
  9. (nautical) In a vessel of war, the person in charge of the storeroom.
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proper noun
  1. A city in North Yorkshire, England.
  2. The w:House of York, House of York, a dynasty of English kings and one of the opposing factions involved in the 15th century w:Wars of the Roses, Wars of the Roses. The name comes from the fact that its members were descended from w:Edmund of Langley, Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York; their symbol was a white rose.
  3. Former name (before 1834) of Toronto.
  4. An English habitational surname from the city or the county; See also Yorke.

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