[noh-bil-i-tee] /noʊˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, plural nobilities.
the class or the body of in a country.
(in Britain) the peerage.
the state or quality of being .
nobleness of mind, character, or spirit; exalted moral excellence.
grandeur or magnificence.
birth or rank.
noun (pl) -ties
a socially or politically privileged class whose titles are conferred by descent or by royal decree
the state or quality of being morally or spiritually good; dignity: the nobility of his mind
(in the British Isles) the class of people holding the titles of dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, or barons and their feminine equivalents collectively; peerage
mid-14c., “quality of being excellent or rare,” from Old French nobilite “high rank; dignity, grace; great deed” (12c., Modern French nobilité), and directly from Latin nobilitatem (nominative nobilitas) “celebrity, fame; high birth; excellence, superiority; the nobles,” from nobilis “well-known, prominent” (see noble (adj.)). Meaning “quality of being of noble rank or birth” is attested from late 14c.; sense of “noble class collectively” is from 1520s.
[noh-bil] /ˈnoʊˌbɪl/ verb (used with object), Law. 1. to fail to indict (a person): The grand jury no-billed the two officers in the slaying. noun, Law. 1. a failure to indict.
[awr-ah proh noh-bis, ohr-ah] /ˈɔr ɑ proʊ ˈnoʊ bɪs, ˈoʊr ɑ/ Latin. 1. pray for us. [see-koo t pah-tri-boo s, sit de-oo s noh-bis; English sik-uh t pa-truh-buh s, sit dee-uh s noh-bis, dey-uh s] /ˈsi kʊt ˈpɑ trɪˌbʊs, sɪt ˈdɛ ʊs ˈnoʊ bɪs; English ˈsɪk ət ˈpæ trə bəs, sɪt ˈdi əs ˈnoʊ bɪs, […]
[noh-buh l] /ˈnoʊ bəl/ adjective, nobler, noblest. 1. distinguished by rank or title. 2. pertaining to persons so distinguished. 3. of, belonging to, or constituting a hereditary class that has special social or political status in a country or state; of or pertaining to the aristocracy. Synonyms: highborn, aristocratic; patrician, blue-blooded. Antonyms: baseborn, lowborn; common, […]
- Noble art
noun 1. the noble art, boxing