Definitions

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  • v. To make noble; to ennoble; to exalt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make noble; to ennoble; to exalt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make noble; ennoble; dignify; exalt.
  • Ennobled.

Etymologies

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Latin nobilitatus, past participle of nobilitare.

Examples

  • Coluccio Salutati, De nobilitate legum et medicinae.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • De nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus, édition critique d'après le texte d'Anvers

    Loss of Faith

  • De nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus declamatio/

    Loss of Faith

  • [3641] Disputare de nobilitate generis, sine divitiis, est disputare de nobilitate stercoris, saith Nevisanus the lawyer, to dispute of gentry without wealth, is (saving your reverence) to discuss the original of a merd.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Alii pro pecunia emunt nobilitatem, alii illam lenocinio, alii veneficiis, alii parricidiis; multis perditio nobilitate conciliat, plerique adulatione, detractione, calumniis, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • You detail the history of the word "snob" — explaining that it arose from aristocratic students at Oxford and Cambridge writing "sine nobilitate" (without nobility) or "s. nob" next to the names of ordinary students on testing lists.

    The Status-tician

  • Proposui retrahere calamum à describenda nobilitate, gubernatione et ministrantium frequentia, atque Imperatoris magnificentia: attamen quia coepi ego, propter incredulos, et nescios, ac inerudibiles, non dimittam in toto.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Ista àbsque vlla Domini cura per ministros quotidiè reparantur etiam in maiori satis quam effor nobilitate, nisi dum ipse pro placito iusserit, quandoque temperari.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Vtque breuitèr transeam de multa huius palatij nobilitate, mirabile hoc solummodò praemissis super addo.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • De nobilitate et praecellentia focminci sexus Agrippa

    The Templar Revelation

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