gownsman

gownsman
\\-nzmən\ noun (plural gownsmen)
: one that wears a gown:
a. archaic : one that wears the dress of peace : civilian

military men are seldom disposed to take counsel with gownsmen on military matters — T.B.Macaulay

b. : one that wears a professional, official, or scholastic habit (as a lawyer, clergyman, or member of a university)

the distance between the gownsmen and the townsmen — Charles Lamb


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  • Gownsman — Gowns man, Gownman Gown man, n.; pl. { men} ( men). One whose professional habit is a gown, as a divine or lawyer, and particularly a member of an English university; hence, a civilian, in distinction from a soldier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gownsman — [gounz′mən] n. pl. gownsmen [gounz′mən] a person entitled to wear the gown of his profession or office …   English World dictionary

  • gownsman — noun Date: 1627 a professional or academic person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gownsman — /gownz meuhn/, n., pl. gownsmen. a person who wears a gown indicating office, profession, or status. [1570 80; GOWN + S1 + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gownsman — gowns·man || gaÊŠnzmÉ™n n. man who wears a gown to indicate its profession or office …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gownsman — gowns·man …   English syllables

  • gownsman — gowns•man [[t]ˈgaʊnz mən[/t]] n. pl. men a person who wears a gown indicating office, profession, or status • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Gownman — Gownsman Gowns man, Gownman Gown man, n.; pl. { men} ( men). One whose professional habit is a gown, as a divine or lawyer, and particularly a member of an English university; hence, a civilian, in distinction from a soldier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -men — Gownsman Gowns man, Gownman Gown man, n.; pl. { men} ( men). One whose professional habit is a gown, as a divine or lawyer, and particularly a member of an English university; hence, a civilian, in distinction from a soldier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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