Shliakhetstvo

Shliakhetstvo

 

a term borrowed from Polish (szlachectwo) and used in 18th-century Russia to designate the nobility. The adjectival derivatives are shliakhetnyi and shliakhetskii.

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16] Prelates from the nobility predominated because of the large influx of Ukrainian, Polish, and White Russian graduates of Kiev Academy, many of whom belonged to the Polish shliakhetstvo.