One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1attributive Owning much land, especially through inheritance.‘the landed aristocracy’
landowning, upper-class, well born, high-born, noble-born, noble, aristocratic, patrician, titled, blue-blooded, born with a silver spoon in one's mouthView synonyms
- ‘He has buried landed gentry as well as people whom he describes as being less well off.’
- ‘For the landed gentry, it was usually a snack to tide you over between luncheon and a late dinner.’
- ‘Still, that must be better than causing an uproar by taking the landed gentry by surprise?’
- ‘Add a landed gent to the equation, and it's hard not to see this deal as one that was struck by powerful elites.’
- ‘Death duties probably appeal to old Labourites as a way to punish the landed gentry.’
- ‘An awful lot of landed gentry are going to end up in the docks for cultivation of a Class A drug on their land.’
- ‘The hunt once the exclusive sport of the landed gentry has in recent decades seen a change.’
- ‘Mainly, the landed gentry did not want a messy, noisy railway anywhere near them.’
- ‘She's a keen rambler, not always a fan of the landed gentry, but this Duke was different.’
- 1.1 Consisting of or relating to land owned through inheritance.‘the decline of landed estates’‘landed income’aristocratic, noble, noble-born, of noble birth, patrician, titled, blue-blooded, high-born, well born, elite, upper-crust, landowning, born with a silver spoon in one's mouthView synonyms
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