gentleman-at-arms


gentleman-at-arms
/jen"tl meuhn euht ahrmz"/, n., pl. gentlemen-at-arms.
(in England) one of a guard of 40 gentlemen who attend the sovereign on state occasions.
[1855-60]

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  • gentleman-at-arms — [jent′ l mənat ärmz′] n. pl. gentlemen at arms any of a corps of men of rank, traditionally forty, who accompany the British sovereign as a military guard on important occasions …   English World dictionary

  • gentleman-at-arms — gen′tleman at arms′ n. pl. gentlemen at arms gov one of a guard of men who attend the British sovereign on state occasions • Etymology: 1860 …   From formal English to slang

  • gentleman-at-arms — noun one of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions • Hypernyms: ↑gentleman …   Useful english dictionary

  • gentleman-at-arms — noun (plural gentlemen at arms) Date: 1859 one of a military corps of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gentleman-at-arms — /ˌdʒɛntlmən ət ˈamz/ (say .jentlmuhn uht ahmz) noun (plural gentlemen at arms) one of a guard of forty gentlemen (def. 3) with their officers who attend the British sovereign on state occasions …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Gentleman — The term gentleman (from Latin gentilis , belonging to a race or gens , and man , cognate with the French word gentilhomme and the Italian gentil uomo or gentiluomo ), in its original and strict signification, denoted a man of good family,… …   Wikipedia

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  • gentleman-pensioner — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ noun (plural gentlemen pensioners) : gentleman at arms * * * /jen tl meuhn pen sheuh neuhr/, n., pl. gentlemen pensioners. (formerly) a gentleman at arms. [1620 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gentleman-pensioner — /jen tl meuhn pen sheuh neuhr/, n., pl. gentlemen pensioners. (formerly) a gentleman at arms. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium


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