Definition of gentleman-at-arms in English:

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noun

  • One of the bodyguards of the British monarch on ceremonial occasions.
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    • Rather, Virginia was conceived in the 1580s by English merchants, mariners, and gentlemen-at-arms who wanted to build an empire in America.
    • He was a gentleman-at-arms who attended Henry VIII at The Siege of Boulogne in 1544.
    • King Henry V's beautiful widow, Catherine, is determined to marry Owen Tudor, a Welsh gentleman-at-arms, but her life is overshadowed by the various powerful men close to the throne.

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