nobility definition

  • noun:
    • A Course of individuals distinguished by high birth or position plus in The Uk including dukes and duchesses, marquises and marchionesses, earls and countesses, viscounts and viscountesses, and barons and baronesses: "The old English nobility of workplace made means for the Norman nobility of belief and arrived wide range” ( Winston S. Churchill).
    • Noble rank or condition: Congress may not give titles of nobility.
    • The state or quality of becoming exalted in character.
    • A noble or privileged social class, historically accompanied by a hereditary title; aristocracy.
    • the grade of becoming noble.
    • the product quality or condition to be noble; superiority of brain or of personality; commanding quality; eminence.
    • The state to be of high position or noble beginning; patrician self-esteem; antiquity of family members; distinction by rank, section, or title, whether passed down or conferred.
    • those who find themselves noble; the collective body of nobles or named individuals in a state; the aristocratic and patrician class; the peerage.
    • the smoothness of being noble; nobleness; self-esteem of brain; that height of heart which comprehends bravery, generosity, magnanimity, intrepidity, and contempt of everything that dishonors character; loftiness of tone; success; grandeur.
    • personal or governmental preëminence, frequently accompanied by special hereditary privileges, started on hereditary succession or descent; eminence or dignity derived by inheritance from illustrious forefathers, or specially conferred by sovereign authority.
    • A body of people experiencing the privileges of nobility.
    • a privileged class keeping hereditary titles
    • the state to be of noble delivery
    • the standard of level of brain and exaltation of character or beliefs or conduct

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