Webster 1913 Edition
Birth; condition; rank by birth.
[Obs.]“Pride of gentrie.”
She conquers him by high almighty Jove,
gentry, and sweet friendship’s oath.
People of education and good breeding; in England, in a restricted sense, those between the nobility and the yeomanry.
Courtesy; civility; complaisance.
To show us so much
gentryand good will.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.People of education and good breeding. In Great Britain, the classes of people between the nobility and the vulgar.
2.A term of civility; civility; complaisance.