gentrice

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noun gen·trice \ˈjen-trəs\

Definition of gentrice

archaic

  1. :  gentility of birth :  rank

Origin and Etymology of gentrice

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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