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  1. French speakers transformed the phrase into a noun, which English speakers picked up in the 19th century. Then, as now, "noblesse oblige" referred to the unwritten obligation of people from a noble ancestry to act honorably and generously to others. Later, by extension, it also came to refer to the obligation of anyone who is in a better position than others - due, for .
  2. noblesse oblige. [ (noh- bles oh- bleezh) ] The belief that the wealthy and privileged are obliged to help those less fortunate. From French, meaning “nobility obligates.”. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
  3. noblesse oblige meaning: 1. the idea that someone with power and influence should use their social position to help other. Learn more.
  4. noblesse oblige - the obligation of those of high rank to be honorable and generous (often used ironically) duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty" .
  5. Dec 14,  · Translated from the French, noblesse oblige means "nobility obligates." Originally, noblesse oblige was used to suggest that certain requirements of behavior could be legitimately imposed upon persons of noble birth. Noblesse oblige in modern English parlance is a broad literary concept. It suggests that anyone who possesses special talents or .
  6. Noblesse oblige is a noun that means the obligation that a member of the privileged class has toward the less privileged class. The idea is that someone who has been blessed with good fortune by virtue of his birth, luck or opportunities should feel a responsibility in good conscience to help those who are in need.
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  8. Mar 26,  · Noblesse Oblige. Royalty gets the cook's tour when Prince Louis comes to town. Cincinnatus attempts to establish protocol by setting a pecking order as to the order in which townsfolk greet the Prince/10(16).

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