Assembly of the Notables


noun

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notable
[ noh-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈnoʊ tə bəl /

adjective

worthy of note or notice; noteworthy: a notable success; a notable theory.
prominent, important, or distinguished: many notable artists.
Archaic. capable, thrifty, and industrious.

noun

a prominent, distinguished, or important person.
(usually initial capital letter) French History.
  1. one of a number of prominent men, usually of the aristocracy, called by the king on extraordinary occasions.
  2. Notables,Also called Assembly of the Notables. an assembly of high-ranking nobles, ecclesiastics, and state functionaries having deliberative but not legislative or administrative powers, convoked by the king principally in 1554, 1786, and 1788, in the lattermost year to establish the manner for selecting the States-General.
Obsolete. a notable fact or thing.

Origin of notable

1300–50; Middle English notab(i)le < Latin notābilis. See note, -able

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OTHER WORDS FROM notable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH notable

notable noteworthy noticeable
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British Dictionary definitions for assembly-of-the-notables

notable
/ (ˈnəʊtəbəl) /

adjective

worthy of being noted or remembered; remarkable; distinguished

noun

a notable person

Derived forms of notable

notableness, noun

Word Origin for notable

C14: via Old French from Latin notābilis, from notāre to note
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