gentleman-commoner

noun
plural gentlemen-commoners

Definition of gentleman-commoner

: any of a privileged class of commoners formerly required to pay higher fees than ordinary commoners at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge

First Known Use of gentleman-commoner

1687, in the meaning defined above

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“Gentleman-commoner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentleman-commoner. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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