- one of a number of prominent men, usually of the aristocracy, called by the king on extraordinary occasions.
- 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.
Examples from the Web for notably
Some of these critics, notably Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, and Eric Rohmer, later became filmmakers of international repute.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most notably, in Ferguson, all agree that Michael Brown was unarmed.
As looters roamed, you could hear a few of the refrains that have defined this situation, most notably “No justice, no peace.”
The suburbs are changing in ways that could help progressives, notably by becoming more heavily minority and Millennial.
Most notably written about by Dr. Gillian Frank in this scholarly retrospective.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Absenteeism has been a great evil, though the estates of some absentees have been notably well managed.Irish History and the Irish Question|Goldwin Smith
Certain of the leaders indeed, and notably the princes of the blood royal, knew no more than she.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
This was all natural enough; but the strange thing is, that the traffic most notably falls off.A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2)|T. Adolphus Trollope
It was notably so, it seems to me in the Birth of a Nation and not much better in Cabiria.A Librarian's Open Shelf|Arthur E. Bostwick
Perhaps it was because I was young and notably a novice in vagrancy, but people were very good to me.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
British Dictionary definitions for notably (1 of 2)
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Word Origin for notable
Word Origin and History for notably
mid-14c., from Old French notable "well-known, notable, remarkable" (13c.) and directly from Latin notabilis "noteworthy, extraordinary," from notare "to note" (see note (v.)). The noun meaning "a person of distinction" is first recorded 1815. Related: Notably; notableness.