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nobility

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

nobility noun (MORAL)

[U] honesty, courage, and kindness: nobility of spirit/purpose

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 nobility
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