Gentleman

Definition of Gentleman

Gen´tle`man
n.1.
1.A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman.
2.One of gentle or refined manners; a well-bred man.
3.(Her.) One who bears arms, but has no title.
4.The servant of a man of rank.
The count's gentleman, one Cesario.
- Shak.
5.A man, irrespective of condition; - used esp. in the plural (= citizens; people), in addressing men in popular assemblies, etc.
Gentleman commoner
one of the highest class of commoners at the University of Oxford.
Gentleman usher
one who ushers visitors into the presence of a sovereign, etc.
Gentleman usher of the black rod
an usher belonging to the Order of the Garter, whose chief duty is to serve as official messenger of the House of Lords.
Gentlemen-at-arms
a band of forty gentlemen who attend the sovereign on state occasions; formerly called gentlemen pensioners.

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