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nobility

noun no·bil·i·ty \nō-ˈbi-lə-tē\

: the quality or state of being noble in character or quality

the nobility : the group of people who are members of the highest social class in some countries

Full Definition of NOBILITY

1
:  the quality or state of being noble in character, quality, or rank
2
:  the body of persons forming the noble class in a country or state :  aristocracy
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Examples of NOBILITY

  1. the nobility of his character
  2. They have shown great courage and nobility of purpose.

Origin of NOBILITY

Middle English nobilite, from Anglo-French nobilité, from Latin nobilitat-, nobilitas, from nobilis
First Known Use: 14th century
NOBILITY Defined for Kids

nobility

noun no·bil·i·ty \nō-ˈbi-lə-tē\
plural no·bil·i·ties

Definition of NOBILITY for Kids

1
:  the quality or state of having a fine or admirable character
2
:  high social rank
3
:  the class or a group of people of high birth or rank

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