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Meaning of NOBILITY

Pronunciation:  now'bilitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct
  2. [n]  a privileged class holding hereditary titles
  3. [n]  the state of being of noble birth

NOBILITY is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: aristocracy, grandeur, magnanimousness, noblesse
 See Also: aristocrat, baronage, blue blood, elite, Ferdinand and Isabella, high-mindedness, honorableness, honourableness, idealism, knighthood, lords temporal, noble-mindedness, noblesse, patrician, peerage, position, purple, samurai, second estate, status, sublimity, the sublime, William and Mary



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\No*bil"i*ty\, n. [L. nobilitas: cf. OF. nobilit['e].
See {Noble}.]
1. The quality or state of being noble; superiority of mind
   or of character; commanding excellence; eminence.

         Though she hated Amphialus, yet the nobility of her
         courage prevailed over it.            --Sir P.

         They thought it great their sovereign to control,
         And named their pride nobility of soul. --Dryden.

2. The state of being of high rank or noble birth; patrician
   dignity; antiquity of family; distinction by rank,
   station, or title, whether inherited or conferred.

         I fell on the same argument of preferring virtue to
         nobility of blood and titles, in the story of
         Sigismunda.                           --Dryden.

3. Those who are noble; the collictive body of nobles or
   titled persons in a stste; the aristocratic and patrician
   class; the peerage; as, the English nobility.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are associated with nobility means that you prefer show, pleasure and status as opposed to the cultivation of the mind.
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