gentry

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French genterise

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gentry (plural gentries)

  1. Birth; condition; rank by birth.
  2. Courtesy; civility; complaisance.
  3. People of education and good breeding.
  4. (UK) In a restricted sense, those people between the nobility and the yeomanry.

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