One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to the nobility.
- ‘The lintel is carved in only one lithic piece and we can see four busts and the nobiliary coat of arms.’
- ‘The rather emotional subject of nobiliary stylings and the current legalities/usages in Ireland is covered objectively and without any agenda.’
- ‘Establishing the nobiliary status of such families depends upon various factors and is essentially twofold.’
- ‘To re-establish chivalry the king resorted to nobiliary archetypes from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and placed himself as a mirror for the nobility to imitate.’
- ‘That they may not be officially recognised by the new government does not affect their traditional validity or their accepted status in international heraldic, chivalric and nobiliary circles.’
Mid 18th century: from French nobiliaire, based on Latin nobilis (see noble).
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