noblesse


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nobless \No*bless"\, Noblesse \No*blesse"\ (?; 277), n. [F.
   noblesse. See Noble.]
   1. Dignity; greatness; noble birth or condition. [Obs.]
      --Chaucer. --Spenser. --B. Jonson.
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   2. The nobility; persons of noble rank collectively,
      including males and females. --Dryden.
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