Nobility meaning

nō-bĭlĭ-tē
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The quality or state of being noble.
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The state or quality of being exalted in character.
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A class of persons distinguished by high birth or rank and in Great Britain including dukes and duchesses, marquises and marchionesses, earls and countesses, viscounts and viscountesses, and barons and baronesses.
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Nobility is a group of people of high rank, or a person having a high level of character or morals.

An example of nobility is someone with a title of duke in England.

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A noble or privileged social class, historically accompanied by a hereditary title; aristocracy.
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(uncountable) The quality of being noble.
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High station or rank in society, esp. when accompanied by a title.
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The class of people of noble rank or having hereditary titles: usually limited in Great Britain to the peerage.
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Noble rank or status.

Congress may not grant titles of nobility.

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Origin of nobility

  • Middle English nobilite the quality of being noble from Old French from Latin nōbilitās from nōbilis noble noble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition