the landed gentry

Definition of the landed gentry

:wealthy people who own land

Word by Word Definitions

landed play
  1. : having an estate in land

  2. : consisting in or derived from land or real estate

gentry play
  1. : the qualities appropriate to a person of gentle (see 1gentle 1a) birth

  2. : the condition or rank of a gentleman

  3. : upper or ruling class : aristocracy


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