Assembly of the Notables Synonyms noun
notable [noh-tuh-buhl] adjective
- worthy of note or notice; noteworthy: a notable success; a notable theory.
- prominent, important, or distinguished: many notable artists.
- Archaic. capable, thrifty, and industrious.
- a prominent, distinguished, or important person.
- (usually initial capital letter) French History.
- one of a number of prominent men, usually of the aristocracy, called by the king on extraordinary occasions.
- Notables,Also called Assembly of the Notables.an assembly of high-ranking nobles, ecclesiastics, and state functionaries having deliberative but not legislative or administrative powers, convoked by the king principally in 1554, 1786, and 1788, in the lattermost year to establish the manner for selecting the States-General.
- Obsolete. a notable fact or thing.
Origin of notable 1300–50; Middle English notab(i)le Latin notābilis. See note, -able Related formsno·ta·ble·ness, nounno·ta·bly, adverbnon·not·a·ble, adjectivenon·not·a·ble·ness, nounnon·not·a·bly, adverbsu·per·no·ta·ble, adjectivesu·per·no·ta·ble·ness, nounsu·per·no·ta·bly, adverbun·not·a·ble, adjectiveCan be confusednotable noteworthy noticeableSynonyms for notable 1, 2. conspicuous, memorable, great, remarkable, noticeable, noted, outstanding, unusual, uncommon, eminent. 2. celebrated, famous.Antonyms for notable 1. ordinary. 2. unknown. British Dictionary definitions for assembly-of-the-notables notable adjective
- worthy of being noted or remembered; remarkable; distinguished
- a notable person
Derived Formsnotableness, nounWord Origin for notable C14: via Old French from Latin notābilis, from notāre to note Word Origin and History for assembly-of-the-notables notable adj.
mid-14c., from Old French notable “well-known, notable, remarkable” (13c.) and directly from Latin notabilis “noteworthy, extraordinary,” from notare “to note” (see note (v.)). The noun meaning “a person of distinction” is first recorded 1815. Related: Notably; notableness.