nobleman

Definitions of nobleman
  1. noun
    a titled peer of the realm
    synonyms: Lord, noble
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    Lady, noblewoman, peeress
    a woman of the peerage in Britain
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    Don Juan
    a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas
    Roger de Mortimer
    English nobleman who deposed Edward II and was executed by Edward III (1287-1330)
    Nancy Witcher Astor
    British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964)
    First Marquess Cornwallis
    commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805)
    Duke of Lancaster
    the fourth son of Edward III who was the effective ruler of England during the close of his father's reign and during the minority of Richard II; his son was Henry Bolingbroke (1340-1399)
    Earl of Leicester
    an English nobleman who led the baronial rebellion against Henry III (1208-1265)
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    armiger
    a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms
    baron
    a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
    burgrave
    a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
    count
    a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
    duke
    a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
    grandee
    a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal
    margrave
    a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess)
    marquess, marquis
    nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count
    mesne lord
    a feudal lord who was lord to his own tenants on land held from a superior lord
    milord
    a term of address for an English lord
    palatine, palsgrave
    (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
    peer
    a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
    sire
    a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
    thane
    a feudal lord or baron
    viscount
    (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count
    baron
    a British peer of the lowest rank
    count palatine
    a count who exercised royal authority in his own domain
    duke
    a British peer of the highest rank
    earl
    a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount
    Earl Marshal
    an officer of the English peerage who organizes royal processions and other ceremonies
    landgrave
    a count who had jurisdiction over a large territory in medieval Germany
    life peer
    a British peer whose title lapses at death
    marquess
    a British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl
    peer of the realm
    a peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords
    viscount
    a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron
    viscountess
    a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right
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    male aristocrat
    a man who is an aristocrat
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