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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Typically, Nobleman says, when Brooks Eckerd buys a store it continues to operate out of that location or, ff a superior site is obtained nearby, relocation follows.
Preciosa, the daughter of a nobleman, is stolen by gypsies, becomes a dancer, is wooed by a young man of high birth, and marries him when she is discovered to be of good family.
Jourdain, a bourgeois and a boor, is determined to make a gentleman of himself and, to that end, studies dancing, fencing, and philosophy, allows himself to be fleeced by the unscrupulous nobleman Dorante, and forbids his daughter's marriage to her beloved Cl eonte or to any other commoner.
The first, "Love Notes and Letters", was a collection of her most intimate letters to her lover, Antoine de Villedieu, and the second, "The Letter Case", was an epistolary novel constructed as a set of ten letters from the Marquis de Naumanoir to a nobleman in the provinces, which lightheartedly discuss the romantic misadventures of various Parisian socialites.
If they succeed, they will be declared heroes; fail and they will literally lose their heads to maniacal nobleman Delatombe (Jonathan Pryce).
When Sly awakes, lord and servants conspire to convince him that he is really a nobleman. The lord's page (a young male attendant) dresses like a woman and pretends to be Sly's wife.
Complicating the situation, Ariane is fighting off the advances of Renard, a feisty nobleman of the region.
A generation later, the Bohemian nobleman Bohuslav von Lobkowicz of Hassenstein (1461-1509) cultivated in his Latin poetry the humanist interests acquired while he studied canon law at Bologna and Ferrara.
Scottish nobleman Roger Robertson set out on his grand tour of Europe - the equivalent of today's gap year - in June 1750.
WHEN a spell goes wrong, French nobleman Thibault (Jean Reno) and his faithful servant Andre (Christian Clavier) accidentally find themselves thrust forward in time to the modern world - 21st-century Chicago, to be precise.
Delia Pemberton discovered that a mummy's coffin exhibited at her museum as a wealthy nobleman's, was originally the coffin of an Egyptian woman.