gentleman-at-arms
noun (plural gentlemen-at-arms) Date: 1859 one of a military corps of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions

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  • gentleman-at-arms — [jent′ l mənat ärmz′] n. pl. gentlemen at arms any of a corps of men of rank, traditionally forty, who accompany the British sovereign as a military guard on important occasions …   English World dictionary

  • gentleman-at-arms — gen′tleman at arms′ n. pl. gentlemen at arms gov one of a guard of men who attend the British sovereign on state occasions • Etymology: 1860 …   From formal English to slang

  • gentleman-at-arms — /jen tl meuhn euht ahrmz /, n., pl. gentlemen at arms. (in England) one of a guard of 40 gentlemen who attend the sovereign on state occasions. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • gentleman-at-arms — /ˌdʒɛntlmən ət ˈamz/ (say .jentlmuhn uht ahmz) noun (plural gentlemen at arms) one of a guard of forty gentlemen (def. 3) with their officers who attend the British sovereign on state occasions …   Australian English dictionary

  • gentleman-at-arms — noun one of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions • Hypernyms: ↑gentleman …   Useful english dictionary

  • gentleman-at-arms — noun one of the bodyguards of the British monarch on ceremonial occasions …   English new terms dictionary

  • Gentlemen-at-arms — Gentleman Gen tle*man, n.; pl. {Gentlemen}. [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.] [1913 Webster] 1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman. [1913 Webster] 2. One of gentle or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gentlemen at Arms — Das Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, oft auch kurz nur Gentlemen at Arms genannt, ist eine der verschiedenen zeremoniellen Leibwachen des britischen Monarchen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Gegenwart 3 Battle Honours 4 Weblinks // …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms — Das Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, oft auch kurz nur Gentlemen at Arms genannt, ist eine der verschiedenen zeremoniellen Leibwachen des britischen Monarchen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Gegenwart 3 Battle Honours …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms — Infobox Military Unit unit name=Her Majesty s Bodyguard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms caption=Badge of the Gentlemen at Arms dates=1509 country=England branch= role=Royal Bodyguard type=Dismounted bodyguard size= command… …   Wikipedia

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