Gentleman

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GENTLEMAN. In the English law, according to Sir Edward Coke, is one who bears a coat of armor. 2 Inst. 667. In the United States, this word is unknown to the law, but in many places it is applied, by courtesy, to all men. See Poth. Proc. Crim. sect. 1, App. Sec. 3.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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El mas importante y que mas continuidad tuvo en la Corte de Fernando fue Luis Margarit, con el cargo de Camarlengo desde 1478, hasta, por lo menos el 98, y luego asciende a gentilhombre de la casa en 1512, por lo que su trayectoria parece asegurada.