gentrice

gentrice

(ˈdʒɛntrɪs)
n
gentility
adj
genteel

gen•trice

(ˈdʒɛn trɪs)

n. Archaic.
gentility; high birth.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French genterise, alter. of gentelise=gentil gentle + -ise -ice]
References in classic literature ?
Did ever you hear that gentrice put money in folk's pockets?"
The word gentry stems from "gentrice" and its commonest usage was to indicate gentle birth and high rank or to describe the qualities shared by the gentle.