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gentleman-at-arms

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of a military corps of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign as a ceremonial guard on state occasions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In England, one of a band of forty gentlemen and their six officers, all entitled esquires, whose office it is to attend the sovereign to and from the chapel royal, and on other occasions of solemnity. Formerly called gentleman pensioner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions

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Examples

  • Thus early, after a few questions and some scrutiny, she had sent her in charge of a gentleman-at-arms and a maid of the Duke's

    Michel and Angele — Complete

  • From the ante-chapel behind him came the cry of the faithful subjects who, as the gentleman-at-arms fell back from the doorway, had but just caught a glimpse of her

    Michel and Angele — Complete

  • Thus early, after a few questions and some scrutiny, she had sent her in charge of a gentleman-at-arms and a maid of the Duke's Daughter to her father's lodging, with orders to change her robe, to return to the palace in good time before noon, and to bring her father to a safe place where he could watch the pleasures of the people.

    Michel and Angele — Volume 2

  • "Aye," said old Diccon, "belike thou goest to some grand castle to live there, and be a page there and what not, and then, haply, a gentleman-at-arms in some great lord's pay."

    Men of Iron

  • Endymion, who was not to be a knight, but a gentleman-at-arms in attendance on the Queen of the Tournament, mentioned that Prince

    Endymion

  • From the ante-chapel behind him came the cry of the faithful subjects who, as the gentleman-at-arms fell back from the doorway, had but just caught a glimpse of her Majesty -- "Long live

    Michel and Angele — Volume 1

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