gentle men-at-arms

gentleman-at-arms

[jen-tl-muhn-uht-ahrmz]
noun, plural gentlemen-at-arms.
(in England) one of a guard of 40 gentlemen who attend the sovereign on state occasions.

Origin:
1855–60

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gentleman-at-arms
 
n , pl gentlemen-at-arms
a member of the guard who attend the British sovereign on ceremonial and state occasions

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