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1. one of the class of small freeholders (who formed a large part of the infantry of English armies) 1H4 IV. ii. 16 “good householders, yeomen's sons,” H5 III. i. 25, 3H6 I. iv. 123, R3 V. iii. 339 “Fight, gentlemen of England! fight, bold yeomen!,” Ham. V. ii. 36 “y-'s service,” (=good and faithful service); contrasted with “gentleman” 1H6 II. iv. 81, Lr. III. vi. 12.
2. “ of the wardrobe,” keeper of a gentleman's wardrobe Tw.N. II. v. 45.
3. sheriff's officer 2H4 II. i. 4.
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