Definition of soldiery in English:


Line breaks: sol|diery
Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊldʒ(ə)ri


[treated as singular or plural]
  • 1Soldiers collectively: the town was filled with disbanded soldiery
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    • Unwisely, they accompanied their agitation among the soldiery with incitements to mutiny.
    • At the close of the Seven Years' War, the customary dread of a disbanding soldiery was tempered by concern for men whose courage had conquered new territories around the globe.
    • Whenever she could, she had a few brief words with the some of the soldiery, all of whom had gathered ‘round the radios.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Military training or knowledge: the arts of soldiery
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    • As Commander of the Oases, Laperrine developed a force of Sahariens, soldiers mounted on racing camels, recruited on strict criteria: knowledge of Arabic, competent soldiery, a clean service record.
    • Also, there are references wherein he was not exactly a "commoner" and may have received professional training in soldiery.
    • Born at Eleusis, reared there, trained in soldiery, he fought when about thirty-five in the famous battle of Marathon, during which the small Athenian army defeated the mighty Persians.

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