Genterie
Genterie Gen"ter*ie, Gentrie Gen"trie, n. [OE. See {Gentry}.] Nobility of birth or of character; gentility. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gentrie — Genterie Gen ter*ie, Gentrie Gen trie, n. [OE. See {Gentry}.] Nobility of birth or of character; gentility. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GENTRY — C’est au XVIe siècle en Angleterre que le terme de gentry en vient à désigner officiellement un ordre. Au Moyen Âge, la distinction fondamentale passe entre les nobiles et les ignobiles ; le terme de gentleman recouvre celui de nobilis . La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gentry — Gen try, n. [OE. genterie, gentrie, noble birth, nobility, cf. gentrise, and OF. gentelise, genterise, E. gentilesse, also OE. genteleri high mindedness. See {Gent}, a., {Gentle}, a.] 1. Birth; condition; rank by birth. [Obs.] Pride of gentrie.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gentry — /jen tree/, n. 1. wellborn and well bred people. 2. (in England) the class below the nobility. 3. an upper or ruling class; aristocracy. 4. those who are not members of the nobility but are entitled to a coat of arms, esp. those owning large… …   Universalium

  • gentry — [ dʒɛntri] noun (the gentry) people of good social position, specifically the class next below the nobility. Origin ME (in the sense superiority of birth or rank ): from Anglo Norman Fr. genterie, based on gentil (see gentle1) …   English new terms dictionary

  • gentry — gen•try [[t]ˈdʒɛn tri[/t]] n. 1) wellborn and well bred people 2) why (in England) the class below the nobility 3) why an upper or ruling class; aristocracy 4) people, esp. considered as a specific group, class, or kind; folks: the hockey… …   From formal English to slang

  • gentry — ► NOUN (the gentry) ▪ people of good social position, specifically the class next below the nobility. ORIGIN Old French genterie, from gentil high born, noble …   English terms dictionary

  • gentry — [jen′trē] n. [ME genterie, noble or high birth; prob. taken as sing. of genterise, gentility of birth < OFr, var. of gentilise < gentil: see GENTLE] 1. Obs. rank resulting from birth; esp., high rank 2. people of high social standing; esp …   English World dictionary

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