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Noun gentry has 1 sense
  1. gentry, aristocracy - the most powerful members of a society
    --1 is a kind of upper class, upper crust
    --1 has particulars: landed gentry, squirearchy

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Part of Speech: Noun


  1. A class of well-educated, high-ranking people who hold influential positions in society.
  2. The upper or ruling class of a particular locality.


  • The gentry of the town attended the charity ball.
  • The local gentry played a significant role in shaping the policies of the region.

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