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highborn

[hahy-bawrn]
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  1. of high rank by birth.

Origin of highborn

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at high, born
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highborn

adjective
  1. of noble or aristocratic birth
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Word Origin and History for highborn

adj.

also high-born, "of noble birth," c.1300, from high (adj.) + born.

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