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Meaning of ANCIENTRY

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An"cient*ry\, n.
1. Antiquity; what is ancient.

         They contain not word of ancientry.   --West.

2. Old age; also, old people. [R.]

         Wronging the ancientry.               --Shak.

3. Ancient lineage; ancestry; dignity of birth.

         A gentleman of more ancientry than estate. --Fuller.

 

 

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