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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gen·try /ˈʤɛntri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gen·try n.
 1. Birth; condition; rank by birth. [Obs.] “Pride of gentrie.”
 She conquers him by high almighty Jove,
 By knighthood, gentry, and sweet friendship's oath.   --Shak.
 2. People of education and good breeding; in England, in a restricted sense, those between the nobility and the yeomanry.
 3. Courtesy; civility; complaisance. [Obs.]
    To show us so much gentry and good will.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the most powerful members of a society [syn: aristocracy]