noun, plural no·bil·i·ties.
Examples from the Web for nobility
They work anonymously and there is nobility in what they do.
I just tried to infuse it with nobility, because he was after all a king.
The “wound” is the ignorance of the nobility of the individual and of man, and the separation of all of us.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For centuries, Slane Castle has been home to Irish nobility.Eminem Rocks Ireland: Slane Castle’s Latest Legendary Performer|Michael Daly|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Young Fred got really irritated then and pointed out all the actresses that had actually married into the nobility.
“Quae non expediunt, nec licent,” such is the conclusion arrived at by the sentiment of Christian nobility.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
But there was a nobility and an implacable sense of justice about this singular religieux which conquered me completely.Tales of Secret Egypt|Sax Rohmer
Rules of feudal warfare were established, the day of rest was observed, education of clergy and nobility were provided.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
I wish my nobility to commence with myself and derive all my titles from the French people.How to Succeed|Orison Swett Marden
His former position as an employer continued to affect his entire personality, like a title of nobility that he could not abandon.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for nobility
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for nobility
mid-14c., "quality of being excellent or rare," from Old French nobilite "high rank; dignity, grace; great deed" (12c., Modern French nobilité), and directly from Latin nobilitatem (nominative nobilitas) "celebrity, fame; high birth; excellence, superiority; the nobles," from nobilis "well-known, prominent" (see noble (adj.)). Meaning "quality of being of noble rank or birth" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "noble class collectively" is from 1520s.