gentry (n.) Old form(s): Gentrie
courtesy, gentlemanliness, good breeding
Ham II.ii.22[Gertrude to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] If it will please you / To show us so much gentry and good will
Ham V.ii.109[Osrick to Hamlet, of Laertes] he is the card or calendar of gentry
Luc.569[of Lucrece pleading with Tarquin] She conjures him by ... knighthood, gentry, and sweet friendship's oath
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