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nobleman

[noh-buh l-muh n] /ˈnoʊ bəl mən/
noun, plural noblemen.
1.
a man of noble birth or rank; noble; peer.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; noble + -man
Related forms
noblemanly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for noblemen

nobleman

/ˈnəʊbəlmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man of noble rank, title, or status; peer; aristocrat
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Word Origin and History for noblemen

nobleman

n.

c.1300, from noble (adj.) + man (n.). Noblewoman is from 1570s.

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noblemen in the Bible

(Gr. basilikos, i.e., "king's man"), an officer of state (John 4:49) in the service of Herod Antipas. He is supposed to have been the Chuza, Herod's steward, whose wife was one of those women who "ministered unto the Lord of their substance" (Luke 8:3). This officer came to Jesus at Cana and besought him to go down to Capernaum and heal his son, who lay there at the point of death. Our Lord sent him away with the joyful assurance that his son was alive.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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