- The landed gentry considered as a group or class.
- In England, government by the squires, or “country gentlemen”—that is, the large landed proprietors, most of whom are justices of the peace, and who, before the Reform Bill of 1832, and to a certain extent after it, had great influence in the House of Commons.
- The squires themselves collectively.
- the land-owning <xref>gentry</xref>
- the gentry who own land (considered as a class)