gentry (n.)
position of gentleman, high rank
1H6 II.iv.93[Somerset to Richard] standest not thou attainted, / Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry?
Cor III.i.144[Coriolanus to Brutus] gentry, title, wisdom, / Cannot conclude but by the yea and no / Of general ignorance
WT I.ii.393[Polixenes to Camillo] you are certainly a gentleman, thereto / Clerk-like experienced, which no less adorns / Our gentry than our parents' noble names
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