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Gentry vs. Nobility

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Gentrynoun

Birth; condition; rank by birth.

Nobilitynoun

A noble or privileged social class, historically accompanied by a hereditary title; aristocracy.

Gentrynoun

Courtesy; civility; complaisance.

Nobilitynoun

(uncountable) The quality of being noble.

Gentrynoun

People of education and good breeding.

Nobilitynoun

The quality or state of being noble; superiority of mind or of character; commanding excellence; eminence.

‘Though she hated Amphialus, yet the nobility of her courage prevailed over it.’; ‘They thought it great their sovereign to control,And named their pride nobility of soul.’;

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Gentrynoun

(British) In a restricted sense, those people between the nobility and the yeomanry.

Nobilitynoun

The state of being of high rank or noble birth; patrician dignity; antiquity of family; distinction by rank, station, or title, whether inherited or conferred.

‘I fell on the same argument of preferring virtue to nobility of blood and titles, in the story of Sigismunda.’;

Gentrynoun

Birth; condition; rank by birth.

‘She conquers him by high almighty Jove,By knighthood, gentry, and sweet friendship's oath.’;

Nobilitynoun

Those who are noble; the collective body of nobles or titled persons in a state; the aristocratic and patrician class; the peerage; as, the English nobility.

Gentrynoun

People of education and good breeding; in England, in a restricted sense, those between the nobility and the yeomanry.

Nobilitynoun

a privileged class holding hereditary titles

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Gentrynoun

Courtesy; civility; complaisance.

‘To show us so much gentry and good will.’;

Nobilitynoun

the quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct

Gentrynoun

the most powerful members of a society

Nobilitynoun

the state of being of noble birth

Nobility

Nobility is a social class normally ranked immediately below royalty and found in some societies that have a formal aristocracy. Nobility has often been an estate of the realm that possessed more acknowledged privilege and higher social status than most other classes in society.

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