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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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(52) But men needed more than gentlemanliness to attract a girl and maintain a relationship.
Gopinath's aim to be assessing this 'post-gentleman' from a broader and post-colonial angle to remove it from the purely insular and personal assessments that have been done before is ambitious and promises a unique and original contribution to existing scholarship on gentlemanliness. However, in that context her choice of authors seems ambiguous.
It's a bit of an old fashioned concept, isn't it, this idea of 'gentlemanliness'.
Winton's willingness to attest to Davenport's gentlemanliness on the basis of his appearance is curious given the actor's brief time in St.John's and the nature of his profession.
The investigating officer highlighted several witness statements that "best expressed the lack of officership and gentlemanliness on Maj.
These characteristics are closely linked to contemporary ideals of gentlemanliness. (6) Richard Edgeworth recommended the following purposes in gentlemanly travelling:
Historians need to be careful not to conflate the very real social and cultural distinctions that differentiated aristocratic and bourgeois ideas of masculinity and gentlemanliness. (15) How the patrician classes characterized appropriate behaviour for their members through the term "gentleman" was quite distinct from middle class attempts to cement the status of a "gentleman." New aspirants to gentlemanly status had constantly to prove and reaffirm their social position in a way the aristocracy did not have to do.
When considered historically, the origins of the social process of class mobility could be traced back to the medieval chivalric ideal and the gentry families of Tudor and post-Tudor England (Morrill 1996:288-297); for instance, Catherine Waters asserts that "the concept of gentlemanliness" was originally "derived from the chivalric ideal" (1997: 165).
Part of it was due to Clarke's own gentlemanliness on the field and his emphasis on performances, not words.
"Chivalry." Having (o)uttered the word, other images that jumped to mind included old fashioned gentlemanliness, the rescue of a fragile woman (the damsel in distress) and courteously pulling out of chairs and holding of doors.
See also ABBOTT, supra note 8, at 137 (describing the professional strategy of "drawing power from without" though "alliance with a particular social class, a strategy usually preferred by elite professions": "In such a case, a profession draws both its recruits and its clients from the upper classes, locates its training in the elite universities or similar settings, and affects an ethic of stringent gentlemanliness.").
His interest in these characters lies in staging the performance of a gentlemanliness beneath which the darkest secrets are harbored in a manner that renders them alluring and often sympathetic" (128).