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nobiliary particle


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A preposition used as a mark of noble rank before a title or surname, as German von in Christian von Wolf and French de in Simone de Beauvoir.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a preposition found in names, indicating nobility


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