noblesse

noun
no·​blesse | \ nō-ˈbles How to pronounce noblesse (audio) \

Definition of noblesse

1 : noble birth or condition
2 : the members especially of the French nobility

First Known Use of noblesse

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for noblesse

Middle English, from Anglo-French noblesce, from noble

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“Noblesse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noblesse. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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