nobilitation


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nobilitation

(nəʊˌbɪlɪˈteɪʃən)
n
the act of ennobling
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In 1629, the family resettled in Nuremberg, where Sigmund, who called himself "von Birken" after his nobilitation in 1646, grew up (Stauffer xviii).
In 1673 a law was passed forbidding the nobilitation of non-Catholics; in 1699 the Orthodox were denied opportunities to serve as officials in towns belonging to the Crown.