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wellborn

[wel-bawrn] /ˈwɛlˈbɔrn/
adjective
1.
born of a good, noble, or highly esteemed family.
noun
2.
(used with a plural verb) wellborn persons collectively (usually preceded by the):
the pride and assurance of the wellborn.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English welboren. See well1, born
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well-born

adjective (well born when postpositive)
1.
having been born into a wealthy or upper-class family
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