antinobilism

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Etymology[edit]

From anti- + Latin nōbilis +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

antinobilism (uncountable)

  1. Opposition to the nobility.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 325:
      Nor was Beaumarchais himself an obvious proponent of rank anti-nobilism: for he himself was a noble.
    • 2008, Howard G Brown, Ending the French Revolution, p. 159:
      Patrice Higonnet considers this the height of antinobilism during the French Revolution because it combined with the persecution of emigres by the military commissions created on 19 fructidor V.