[noh-bil-ee-er-ee, -bil-yuh-ree]


of or relating to the nobility.

Nearby words

  1. nobel prizes,
  2. nobel, alfred bernhard,
  3. nobelist,
  4. nobelium,
  5. nobile,
  6. nobiliary particle,
  7. nobility,
  8. noble,
  9. noble art,
  10. noble fir

Origin of nobiliary

From the French word nobiliaire, dating back to 1720–30. See noble, -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nobiliary

  • The nobiliary particule he did not add to his signature until the year 1830.

    Balzac|Frederick Lawton
  • During the reign of the Goths it was likewise an official and not a nobiliary title.

    Legends, Tales and Poems|Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • Under the Empire none of the nobiliary titles were allowed, nor any of the names added to the patronymic or original names.

  • He was degraded, deprived of his nobiliary privileges, and condemned to twenty years' hard labour.

British Dictionary definitions for nobiliary



of or relating to the nobility

Word Origin for nobiliary

C18: from French nobiliaire; see noble, -ary

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