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yeomanly

[yoh-muh n-lee] /ˈyoʊ mən li/
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
1350-1400; Middle English yemanly. See yeoman, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for yeomanly

yeomanly

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