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gentry

  
  
The gentry are people of high social status or high birth.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-plural  
Most of the country estates were built by the landed gentry during the late 19th century.     
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gentry

  
  
aristocracy, elite, gentility, gentlefolk, nobility, nobles, ruling class, upper class, upper crust     (informal)  

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gentrify, gent, gently, gantry

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