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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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A library containing some books from the local noble family will open.
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Terming Sikandar's action in Islamabad as reprehensible, Nasir noted they come of a noble family adding Sikandar deserves penalty for whatever he did in Islamabad.
On the corner of Holmesdale Street and Ferry Road in Grangetown stood the Mansion House, a three-storey end-of-terrace property, possibly belonging to the Noble family and built around 1850.
Archaeologists believe people may have lived there from 600AD to 1600AD and it was probably the home of a noble family, with four or five houses inhabited.
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There was room for manoeuvre, particularly when the future of a noble family was in jeopardy.
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