gentlewoman


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gentlewoman \Gen"tle*wom`an\, n.; pl. Gentlewomen.
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   1. A woman of good family or of good breeding; a woman above
      the vulgar. --Bacon.
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   2. A woman who attends a lady of high rank. --Shak.
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