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wellborn

[wel-bawrn]
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adjective
  1. born of a good, noble, or highly esteemed family.
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noun
  1. (used with a plural verb) wellborn persons collectively (usually preceded by the): the pride and assurance of the wellborn.
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Origin of wellborn

before 950; Middle English; Old English welboren. See well1, born
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