Definition: Nobility

From New World Encyclopedia


From Old French nobilité, from Latin nobilitas (from nobilis (“noble”) +‎ -tās).


nobility (countable and uncountable, plural nobilities)

  1. A noble or privileged social class, historically accompanied by a hereditary title; aristocracy.
  2. The quality of being noble, whether in the sense of being part of the aristocracy or simply having honorable and moral qualities.


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