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NOBILITY. An order of men in several countries to whom privileges are granted at the expense of the rest of the people.
     2. The constitution of the United States provides that no state shall "grant any title of nobility; and no person can become a citizen of the United States until he has renounced all titles of nobility." The Federalist, No. 84; 2 Story, Laws U. S. 851. 3. There is not in the constitution any general prohibition against any citizen whomsoever, whether in public or private life, accepting any foreign title of nobility. An amendment of the constitution in this respect has been recommended by congress, but it has not been ratified by a sufficient number of states to make it a part of the constitution. Rawle on the Const. 120; Story, Const. Sec. 1346.

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V International Semminary New Perspectives on Global History--Red Sucesion The Nobilities of the Spanish Monarchy, 1556-1725 Madrid, February 24, 2016
21) Clearly this was important throughout the Crusades, but the French seem to have had an even more intense relationship with separate heart burial than most other nobilities.
The importance of offering treatment services, optimistic culture, esteem to basic nobilities of life, and humanitarianism are established as values.
Juyan Hanjian indicates that quite a few Black people in the army became officials, nobilities, or border officers.
He educated her with the rulings of Sharia, the nobilities of character, and high morals and principles.
But in the longer term--only a few decades, really--the enormous advantages of American liberty propelled economic growth that even the most advanced European powers--with their feudal laws, their privileged nobilities, their centuries-old legal impediments to individual advancement, and their dissipative imperial ambitions and court intrigues--could never hope to match.
178-205, is a translation of Orlyk's Letter to Iavorsky (1721); Orest Subtelny, Domination of Eastern Europe: Native Nobilities and Foreign Absolutism 1500-1715, Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queens UP, 1986; and Orest Subtelny, "Porivnialnyi pidkhid u doslidzhenni postati Mazepy," Ukrainskyi istorycbnyi zhurnal 2, 1991, 125-9.
The first summer hotel in Millstatt, Austria, Hotel See-Villa was founded by Rudolf Schurer von Waldheim who spearheaded the development of Carinthia as an exclusive summer destination for the nobilities and elites of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
For these western networks, as indeed for their political nobilities and opinion-makers, Morsi had become an anathema, a repulsive figure simply for the forbidden word Muslim in the nomenclature of the political organisation that had fielded him in the presidential race which he had won handsomely in a poll unanimously declared credibly free and fair by election observers, both national and foreign.
Vinkovetsky emphasizes the role of the Tlingit in retarding Russian expansion in the Pacific Northwest and outlines how the RAC attempted to use the labor of "dependent" natives such as the Aleut by the use of force at the same time as it co-opted the Tlingit through less violent practices honed over centuries of absorbing such elites as the Baltic German and Tatar nobilities.
The general tendency of nations has always been to accomplish positive common aspirations reflecting exalted divine human beauties and nobilities.
1999) Land, Water and Gendered Nobilities in Pakistan: Exploring the Contradictions.