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coroneted

or coronetted

[kawr-uh-ni-tid, -net-id, kor-, kawr-uh-net-id, kor-] /ˈkɔr ə nɪ tɪd, -ˌnɛt ɪd, ˈkɒr-, ˌkɔr əˈnɛt ɪd, ˌkɒr-/
adjective
1.
wearing or entitled to wear a coronet.
2.
of noble birth.
Origin of coroneted
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50; coronet + -ed3
Related forms
uncoroneted, adjective
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Examples from the Web for coroneted
Historical Examples
  • The fatuity of vicious and coroneted youth outstripped his discretion.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • He liked great people, crowned heads, and after them coroneted ones.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • Some hold that virtue in rags is less worth than vice when coroneted.

    A Few Words About the Devil Charles Bradlaugh
  • Tristram March held a coroneted note in his hands while he made this announcement to the company.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • She seemed to have some difficulty in beginning, and finally put a note with a coroneted cipher into his hand.

  • The coroneted duchess would have been a costlier merchandise than the wreathed dancer!

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • The village was full of coroneted carriages, whose masters were nobles of every nation, and every reputation.

    Pencillings by the Way N. Parker Willis
  • He begged of high and low—of the shoeless cottage brat and the coroneted duke.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • It was luxury for a coroneted lass, if one went back a dozen centuries.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • Who could suppose this grand-mannered lady, with her coroneted anecdotes and delicious breeding, the daughter of that thing?

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for coroneted

coroneted

/ˌkɒrəˈnɛtɪd/
adjective
1.
wearing a coronet
2.
belonging to the peerage
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