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[noh-buh l-woo m-uh n] /ˈnoʊ bəlˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural noblewomen.
a woman of noble birth or rank.
Origin of noblewoman
1565-75; noble + -woman Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • See a letter of Calvin to this noblewoman (Dec. 8, 1557), Lettres franç.

  • Well, my chick, suppose I were to make thee a noblewoman to-day?

    Faustus Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
  • For example, the old régime gave a noblewoman, as a landowner, all the rights of a feudal lord.

  • He fell on his knees before the noblewoman and plead with her for mercy.

  • The nobleman of any country will marry the noblewoman of another more readily than a woman from a lower class of his own country.

    The Great Illusion Norman Angell
  • If a noblewoman's husband dies she need not expect to be a widow very long, for a man is required to manage her fief.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony William Stearns Davis
  • Any offence to a noblewoman is taken up by her entire following and is expiated in bloody fashion.

    Women of the Teutonic Nations Hermann Schoenfeld
  • The noblewoman possessed an ideal: to sacrifice herself for her fellow beings; to serve them even at the cost of her own life.

    The Enemies of Women Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • The singer will establish herself under the noblewoman's maternal care.

  • To my astonishment, suddenly I found myself, frightened victim, striving to comfort this noblewoman for my death.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
British Dictionary definitions for noblewoman


noun (pl) -women
a woman of noble rank, title, or status; peer; aristocrat
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