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the people in the highest class of society, who usually have money, land, and power and who often have special titles, such as ‘duke’ or ‘countess’: can be followed by a singular or plural verb
a man who is a member of the nobility. In the UK, a baron has lower status than most other members of the nobility.
a woman who is a member of the nobility. In the UK, a baroness has lower status than most other members of the nobility.
a man who is a member of the British nobility. A baronet has a lower status than a baron.
a nobleman in some European countries, but not in the UK
a woman who is a member of the nobility. A countess is either a woman with the same rank as an earl or a count, or the wife of an earl or count.
a book that gives information about British aristocrats (=people from the highest social classes)
a woman who has the same position as a duke
the wife of a duke
a man with a very high social position, just below that of a prince. A woman who has the same social position as a duke, or who is married to a duke, is called a duchess.
a woman who rules an empire or who is married to an emperor
a man in the UK who has been given an honour called a knighthood and can use the title ‘Sir’ before his name
used as a title of a woman who is a peeress, the wife or daughter of a peer, or the wife of a knight
a British peer whose family cannot keep the title after he or she dies. Peers who can pass their title to their children are called hereditary peers.
a man who has a high rank in the British aristocracy (=highest social class). A woman of the same rank is called a lady.
the wife of a marquis
a woman of middle rank in the British nobility
a man of middle rank in the British nobility
a man of middle rank in the nobility of a European country other than the UK
a woman of middle rank in the nobility of a European country other than the UK
a member of the nobility
a man who is a member of the nobility
a woman who is a member of the nobility
in the past, someone with less power than a king or queen but more power than a lord
the wife of a peer
someone from a high social class in the UK, who has the right to sit in the House of Lords
a woman who rules a country because she belongs to a royal family
the wife, mother, sister, or daughter of a sultan
a British nobleman with a low rank
a British noblewoman with a low rank