Ancientry
Ancientry An"cient*ry, n. 1. Antiquity; what is ancient. [1913 Webster]

They contain not word of ancientry. --West. [1913 Webster]

2. Old age; also, old people. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Wronging the ancientry. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Ancient lineage; ancestry; dignity of birth. [1913 Webster]

A gentleman of more ancientry than estate. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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