Definition of Nota bene

1. Noun. A Latin phrase (or its abbreviation) used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something. "The margins of his book were generously supplied with pencilled NBs"

Exact synonyms: N.b., Nb
Generic synonyms: Annotation, Notation, Note

Definition of Nota bene

1. Interjection. (imperative) Take special note; ''used to add an aside or warning to a text''. ¹

2. Noun. (rare informal) An instance of the phrase (term nota bene) or its variant spellings. ¹

3. Noun. ''By extension (both senses also (rare sub=labelcat) and (informal sub=labelcat)):'' ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nota Bene

not touch something with a barge pole
not touch something with a ten foot pole
not traded
not very
not very likely
not win for losing
not wise
not worth a dime
not worth a plug nickel
not worth a plugged nickel
not yet
not your father's
nota bene (current term)

Literary usage of Nota bene

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1. The American Fruit Culturist, Containing Directions for the Propagation and by John J. Thomas (1849)
"... nota bene. Rather large, round, surface pale lilac brown, often dull green in the shade ; bloom light blue, copious; stalk half an inch long, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the United by Alexander James Dallas, Frederick Charles Brightly, United States Supreme Court (1905)
"It will be urged, however, that the allowance of damages only appears by the nota bene subjoined to the judgment of the court below, and that this ought not ..."

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