Today's word of the day is:

Gentry

Dictionary.com defines gentry as:

noun
wellborn and well-bred people.
(in England) the class below the nobility.
an upper or ruling class; aristocracy.
those who are not members of the nobility but are entitled to a coat of arms, especially those owning large tracts of land.

(used with a plural verb) people, especially considered as a specific group, class, or kind:

The polo crowd doesn't go there, but these hockey gentry do.
the state or condition of being a gentleman.