the landed gentry

Definition of the landed gentry

  1. :  wealthy people who own land

Word by Word Definitions

landedplay
  1. :  having an estate in land

    :  consisting in or derived from land or real estate

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

    :  courtesy

    :  the condition or rank of a gentleman


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