- a person who wears a gown indicating office, profession, or status.
Origin of gownsman
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Examples from the Web for gownsman
To the instruction of a woman she added the logic of a gownsman and the love of a saint.The Young People's Wesley
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