Can anyone tell if there is any relevance to the word "fencible" on a marriage register entry

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In the marriage of Samuel Mc Bride and Elizabeth Tyrer the word "fencible" is written after his name. Does this have any relevance in the marriage register? An image can be found here:

 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X89X-W3T
 

I know it has a military connotation but that does not seem to have any relevance here.
in Genealogy Help by Sharon Caldwell G2G6 Mach 1 (13.5k points)

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It probably does, in that this was his profession 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fencibles

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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I think it means he was a soldier.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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