Definition of nobility noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//nəʊˈbɪləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//noʊˈbɪləti//
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  1. 1the nobility [singular + singular or plural verb] people of high social position who have titles such as that of duke or duchess synonym aristocracy
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) the quality of being noble in character The bravery and nobility of these men who died for their country. They gave tribute to his courage and nobility. See related entries: Moral
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French nobilite or Latin nobilitas, from nobilis ‘noted, high-born’, from an Indo-European root shared by know.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nobility