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noun no·blesse \nō-ˈbles\

Definition of noblesse

  1. 1 :  noble birth or condition

  2. 2 :  the members especially of the French nobility

Origin and Etymology of noblesse

Middle English, from Anglo-French noblesce, from noble

First Known Use: 13th century

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