In Scotland, the name used for the titled and untitled nobility. The term, derived from the French, remains in use in grants of arms from the Court of the Lord Lyon, the Scottish king of arms. While the word "Nobility" is now generally used in the English language only for the Peers (Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Barons) and maybe also the Baronets and Knights, all with a "Sir" title, it actually includes also the "untitled" to whom rightly belong the ranks and titles of "Esquire" (not given just as a courtesy to any person from letter writers) and "Gentleman" in the nobiliary sense. The minor nobility is in Scotland often referred to by the French word "Noblesse". In Scotland all legal armorial bearings have by warrant from the Lord Lyon King of Arms been entered in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland and are officially "Ensigns of Nobility", and without such legal Arms it is practically impossible to prove one's nobiliary status. (Cf: Innes of Learney, Sir Thomas (Lord Lyon King of Arms): Scots Heraldry, 2nd ed. p. 20f; 3rd ed. p. 13.)

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Nobles Of The Sword
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Noblesse (cigarette)
... Noblesse (Hebrew נובלס‎) is an Israeli cigarette brand produced by Dubek, Israel's oldest cigarette manufacturer ... Dubek has since made three additions to the Noblesse family A lower nicotine/tar blend in a light-green softpack branded Noblesse Virginia Blend, an even lower nicotine/ta ... Noblesse cigarettes are also distributed or sold by the Israel Defense Forces to imprisoned soldiers within Israeli military prisons ...
Noblesse (horse) - Stud Record
... Noblesse retired to stud in America and was a very successful broodmare ... Noblesse's name appears in the pedigrees of numerous top-class racehorses today ... The Noblesse Stakes, a Group 3 race for fillies and mares which is run every year over one-and-a-half miles at Cork racecourse, is named in her honor ...
CILANE - Members and Links
... Belgium Association de la Noblesse du Royaume de Belgique (ANRB) Denmark Dansk Adels-Forening (DAF) Germany Vereinigung der Deutschen Adelsverbände (VdDA) Finland Finnish House of Nobility (Riddarhuset ...

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