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gentry

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2 one of the segments of society into which people are grouped
  • the old-line yachting gentry frowns on vulgar displays of wealth

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The first known use of gentry was in the 14th century

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“Gentry.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gentry. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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