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yeoman of the guard

noun
1.
a member of the bodyguard of the English sovereign, instituted in 1485, which now consists of 100 men, including officers, having purely ceremonial duties.
Also called Yeoman of the Royal Guard.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85
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yeoman of the guard

noun
1.
a member of the bodyguard (Yeomen of the Guard) of the English monarch. This unit was founded in 1485 and now retains ceremonial functions only
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