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gentlewoman

  

      n   pl   , -women  
1    Archaic   a woman regarded as being of good family or breeding; lady  
2    Rare   a woman who is cultured, courteous, and well-educated  
3      (History)   a woman in personal attendance on a high-ranking lady  
  gentlewomanly      adj  
  gentlewomanliness      n  
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