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highborn

[hahy-bawrn] /ˈhaɪˌbɔrn/
adjective
1.
of high rank by birth.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see high, born
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  • He tells the highborn lady to fall on the carpet and then proceeds to pour red wine on her to make the mad mob think it is blood.
British Dictionary definitions for highborn

highborn

/ˈhaɪˌbɔːn/
adjective
1.
of noble or aristocratic birth
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Word Origin and History for highborn
adj.

also high-born, "of noble birth," c.1300, from high (adj.) + born.

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