yeomanly

yeomanly

[yoh-muhn-lee]
adjective
1.
of the condition or rank of a yeoman.
2.
pertaining to or befitting a yeoman; loyal, staunch, sturdy, etc.
adverb
3.
like or as befits a yeoman.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English yemanly. See yeoman, -ly

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yeomanly (ˈjəʊmənlɪ)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or like a yeoman
2.  having the virtues attributed to yeomen, such as staunchness, loyalty, and courage
 
adv
3.  in a yeomanly manner, as in being brave, staunch, or loyal

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