wellborn

[ wel-bawrn ]
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adjective
  1. born of a noble or highly esteemed family.

nounUsually the wellborn .(used with a plural verb)
  1. wellborn persons collectively: the pride and assurance of the wellborn.

Origin of wellborn

1
First recorded before 950; Middle English; Old English welboren; see origin at well1, born

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British Dictionary definitions for well-born

well-born

adjective(well born when postpositive)
  1. having been born into a wealthy or upper-class family

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