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[gounz-muh n] /ˈgaʊnz mən/
noun, plural gownsmen.
a person who wears a gown indicating office, profession, or status.
Origin of gownsman
First recorded in 1570-80; gown + 's1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • To the instruction of a woman she added the logic of a gownsman and the love of a saint.

  • The gownsman, not knowing what had occurred, called next morning at the yard, and asked to see Mr. Fordham.

  • In his own undergraduate days the yokel and the mob were outside the pale of the gownsman's interests.

    Ruskin Relics W. G. Collingwood
  • The gownsman and financier would find himself better off in France than elsewhere.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • The complete liberty enjoyed by him as a gownsman killed the habit of work so forcibly inculcated at his school.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs

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