Definition of Gentry

1. Noun. The most powerful members of a society.

Exact synonyms: Aristocracy
Generic synonyms: Upper Class, Upper Crust
Specialized synonyms: Landed Gentry, Squirearchy
Derivative terms: Aristocratic



Definition of Gentry

1. n. Birth; condition; rank by birth.

Definition of Gentry

1. Noun. Birth; condition; rank by birth. ¹

2. Noun. Courtesy; civility; complaisance. ¹

3. Noun. People of education and good breeding. ¹

4. Noun. (British) In a restricted sense, those people between the nobility and the yeomanry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gentry

1. people of high social class [n -TRIES]

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Literary usage of Gentry

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1. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1846)
"The Females of the Upper Classes, including the Peerage and Baronetage as well as the gentry, and 3. The Members of the several Professions. ..."

2. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Henry Hart Milman (1865)
"J Discontent The gentry were not less refractory than the clergy gentry. The assizes of that summer wore all over the country ..."

3. British History in the Nineteenth Century (1782-1901) by George Macaulay Trevelyan (1922)
"CHAPTER II England on the eve of the Industrial Revolution (II)—County Elections— The gentry, their life and culture—The magistrates—The clergy— ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1856)
"The gentry were not less refractory than the clergy. The assizes of that summer wore all over the country an aspect never before known. ..."

5. A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century by William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1892)
"Lord Kenmare and more than sixty of the principal gentry of the party then formally seceded from the Committee,2 and presented, in December 1791, ..."

6. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"Do you talk in that familiar manner of one of the landed gentry of England? Are you aware, when I present this illustrious baby to your notice, ..."

7. History of the Christian Church by John Fletcher Hurst (1900)
"The Protestant lords and gentry met in Edinburgh and entered into a solemn compact to stand together for truth and right. ..."

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