petite noblesse

petite no·​blesse | \ -nōˈbles \

Definition of petite noblesse

: the lesser nobility of France especially : rural landowners of noble ancestry

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History and Etymology for petite noblesse

French, literally, small nobility

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“Petite noblesse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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