Noblesse Oblige Definition

The assumed obligation of people of high rank or social position to behave nobly or kindly toward others.
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Origin of Noblesse Oblige

  • French nobility is an obligation noblesse nobility oblige third person sing. present tense of obliger to obligate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French, noblesse (“nobility") oblige (“obliges")

    From Wiktionary

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