nobility

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noun no·bil·i·ty \nō-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of nobility

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being noble in character, quality, or rank

  2. 2 :  the body of persons forming the noble class in a country or state :  aristocracy

Examples of nobility in a Sentence

  1. the nobility of his character

  2. They have shown great courage and nobility of purpose.

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Origin and Etymology of nobility

Middle English nobilite, from Anglo-French nobilité, from Latin nobilitat-, nobilitas, from nobilis


First Known Use: 14th century



NOBILITY Defined for English Language Learners

nobility

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noun no·bil·i·ty \nō-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of nobility for English Language Learners

  • : 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


NOBILITY Defined for Kids

nobility

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noun no·bil·i·ty \nō-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of nobility for Students

plural

nobilities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of having a fine or admirable character

  2. 2 :  high social rank

  3. 3 :  the class or a group of people of high birth or rank



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