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free companion

noun
1.
a member of a band of mercenary soldiers during the Middle Ages.
Origin of free companion
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • To gain it the wife must become the free companion of her husband.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • I can call to mind the day when you were as roaring a blade as ever called himself a free companion.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Brace your belt, Watkins, man, and swing your shoulders as a free companion should.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Here, indeed, is your contrast—the free companion expounding the dignity of womanhood to the imprisoned mothers!

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • If you kill a free companion without a contract you go to court-martial.

    Dead World Jack Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for free companion

free companion

noun
1.
(in medieval Europe) a member of a company of mercenary soldiers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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