gentrice

noun
gen·​trice | \ ˈjen-trəs How to pronounce gentrice (audio) \

Definition of gentrice

archaic
: gentility of birth : rank

First Known Use of gentrice

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gentrice

Middle English gentrise, borrowed from Anglo-French genterise, alteration (by l/r exchange) of gentelise, from gentil gentle entry 1 + -ise, suffix of abstract nouns (going back to Latin -itia)

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