soldiery

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From soldier +‎ -y.

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soldiery (plural soldieries)

  1. Soldiers considered as a group.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 790:
      Now they could see the point of having a uniformed driver to conduct them, for he would bear the brunt of such encounters with the soldiery.
  2. The profession or skill of being a soldier.

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