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an aristocrat, noble, or member of a socially prominent family.
aristocratic, noble, or socially prominent lineage or relatives:
They boasted a lineage of pure blue blood.
Contemporary Examples

This Week’s Hot Reads, July 15, 2013 Sarah Stodola, Jen Vafidis, Damaris Colhoun July 14, 2013
Nicole Kidman on Her Sexy, Award-Worthy Turn in ‘The Paperboy’ Marlow Stern December 3, 2012

Historical Examples

Red Fleece Will Levington Comfort
Bushido, the Soul of Japan Inazo Nitob

royal or aristocratic descent


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