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English definition of “nobility”

nobility

noun uk   /nəʊˈbɪl.ə.ti/ /nəˈ-/ us    /noʊˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

nobility noun (MORAL)

[U] honesty, courage, and kindness: nobility of spirit/purposeVirtue and moral goodBeauty and attractiveness

nobility noun (HIGH RANK)

the nobility [S, + sing/pl verb] the people of the highest social rank in a society, considered as a group: members of the nobilityRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
(Definition of nobility from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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