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Definition of gentility:

  1. Good extraction; dignity of birth.
  2. Paganism; heathenism.
  3. The class in society who are, or are expected to be, genteel; the gentry.
  4. The quality or qualities appropriate to those who are well born, as self- respect, dignity, courage, courtesy, politeness of manner, a graceful and easy mien and behavior, etc.; good breeding.


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