plural of gentlewoman
as in ladies
a woman of high birth or social position in the 19th century a number of American gentlewomen used their wealth and influence to further abolitionism, women's rights, and other worthy causes

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“Gentlewomen.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gentlewomen. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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