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Noun: nobility  now'bi-li-tee
  1. A privileged class holding hereditary titles
    - aristocracy
  2. The quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character, ideals or conduct
    - nobleness, magnanimousness, grandeur
  3. The state of being of noble birth
    - noblesse

Derived forms: nobilities

See also: ignoble, noble

Type of: elite, √©lite [Brit], elite group, honorableness [US], honorificabilitudinitatibus, honourableness [Brit, Cdn], position, status

Encyclopedia: Nobility