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gentlewoman


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gentlewoman  \Gen"tle*wom`an\,  n.;  pl  {Gentlewomen}. 
  1.  A  woman  of  good  family  or  of  good  breeding;  a  woman  above 
  the  vulgar.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  A  woman  who  attends  a  lady  of  high  rank.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gentlewoman 
  n  :  a  woman  of  refinement  [syn:  {dame},  {madam},  {madame},  {ma'am}, 
  {lady}] 




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