World English Dictionary
gentlewoman (ˈdʒɛntəlˌwʊmən)
n , pl -women
1.  archaic a woman regarded as being of good family or breeding; lady
2.  rare a woman who is cultured, courteous, and well-educated
3.  history a woman in personal attendance on a high-ranking lady

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