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country gentleman

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noun
  1. a wealthy man living in his country home or estate.

Origin of country gentleman

First recorded in 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for country gentleman

Historical Examples

  • The country-gentleman, again, was not only the legislator but a most important figure in the judicial and administrative system.

    The English Utilitarians, Volume I.

    Leslie Stephen

  • The country-gentleman had strong prejudices and enough common sense to recognise his own ignorance.

  • The country-gentleman had little reason to fear that government would diminish his importance by tampering with his functions.

  • The law of landed property, meanwhile, was of vital and immediate interest to the country-gentleman.

  • Consequently the country-gentleman, though less intelligent, is more likely to favour a national and liberal policy.


British Dictionary definitions for country gentleman

country gentleman

noun
  1. a rich man with an estate in the country
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