Definition of nobilitas
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LNS
nōbilitās, nōbilitātis
nobilis
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. Celebrity, fame, renown
  2. High or noble birth, nobility
  3. the nobility, the nobles, the aristocracy
  4. Noble or excellent quality, nobleness, excellence, superiority
Abbreviations
nōbilitas, ātis, f. nobilis. Celebrity, fame, renown (very rare): eam nobilitatem amittundam video, Plaut. Mil. 4, 8, 14: praedicationem nobilitatemque despicere, Cic. Arch. 11, 26: repentina, Liv. 1, 34; cf.: aliquem nobilitate praecurrere, Nep. Thras. 1, 3.

— High or noble birth, nobility: ad illustrandam nobilitatem suam, Cic. Brut. 16, 62: nobilitate sui municipii facile primus, id. Rosc. Am. 6, 15; Ov. P. 4, 16, 44; Juv. 8, 20.

— Meton., the nobility, the nobles, the aristocracy: nobilitatis fautor, Cic. Rosc. Am. 6, 16: omnis noster nobilitas interiit, Caes. B. G. 7, 38: nobilitas rempublicam deseruerat, Liv. 26, 12; opp. plebs, id. 6, 42: superbia commune nobilitatis malum, Sall. J. 64, 1; Luc. 3, 77.

—With verb in plur.: namque coepere nobilitas dignitatem in dominationem vertere, Sall. J. 41, 5.

— Plur.: Claudius nobilitatibus externis mitis, princes, Tac. A. 12, 20.

— Noble or excellent quality, nobleness, excellence, superiority: cum florere Isocratem nobilitate discipulorum videret, Cic. de Or. 3, 35, 141: eloquio tantum nobilitatis inest, Ov. P. 2, 5, 56; Vell. 1, 4, 2: nobilitate ingenitā, Tac. A. 1, 29: prima croco Cilicio, Plin. 21, 6, 17, § 31: locorum, id. 3, 5, 6, § 40: columbarum, id. 10, 37, 53, § 110: obstetricum nobilitas (i. e. nobilissimae obstetrices), id. 28, 6, 18, § 67.

—Prov.: nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus, Juv. 8, 20.
 
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