Definition of nobiliary in English:

nobiliary

Line breaks: no¦bil|iary
Pronunciation: /nə(ʊ)ˈbɪljəri
 
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adjective

rare
  • Relating to the nobility.
    More example sentences
    • The lintel is carved in only one lithic piece and we can see four busts and the nobiliary coat of arms.
    • Establishing the nobiliary status of such families depends upon various factors and is essentially twofold.
    • To re-establish chivalry the king resorted to nobiliary archetypes from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and placed himself as a mirror for the nobility to imitate.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French nobiliaire, based on Latin nobilis (see noble).

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