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Skartabellat (lat. scartabellat) was a specific form of nobilitation in Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Introduced by pacta conventa of 1669, ennoblement into a sort of lower nobility. Skartabels could not hold public offices or be members of the Sejm.

After 3 generations in noble ranks these families would "mature" to peerage. Most scartabellats came from burghers; the institution was abolished in 1817.

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  • Oswald Balzer: "Skartabelat w ustroju szlachetstwa polskiego", Kraków, 1911