Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb[with object] archaic, rare
Give (someone) a noble rank or title; ennoble: the frequent nobilitating of rich commoners
More example sentences
- He had recommended him to be nobilitated.
- His Lordship also (before he was nobilitated) had his coat armorial, according to the bearing of his ancestors, gilded on his closet books.
- The only way to be nobilitated was through valour in the battlefield, and not through other merits.
Early 16th century: from Latin nobilitat-, from nobilitare 'to raise in rank': see -ate3.
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