Definition of nobiliary in English:

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Pronunciation: /nə(ʊ)ˈbɪljəri/


Relating to the nobility.
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.


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

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