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Debrett

noun
  1. a list of the British aristocracyIn full: Debrett's Peerage
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Word Origin

C19: after J. Debrett (c. 1750–1822), London publisher who first issued it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Historical Examples

  • A little study of the pages of Debrett would soon convince you of this.

    The Threatening Eye

    Edward Frederick Knight

  • He had been into Debrett, and he knew that she could trace her family back to the Crusades.

  • "And he has reason to be," said Dorothy, turning on the light and picking up Debrett.

    The Vanity Girl

    Compton Mackenzie

  • As a summons from Debrett, there is no doubt he was not so attentive to it as he ought to have been.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan

  • But Ri had already not only fetched Debrett, but found the place.

    Count Bunker

    J. Storer Clouston