Noblesse-oblige



[noh-bles oh-bleezh; French naw-bles aw-bleezh] /noʊˈblɛs oʊˈbliʒ; French nɔˈblɛs ɔˈbliʒ/

noun
1.
the moral obligation of those of high birth, powerful social position, etc., to act with honor, kindliness, generosity, etc.
/nəʊˈblɛs əʊˈbliːʒ; French nɔblɛs ɔbliʒ/
noun
1.
(often ironic) the supposed obligation of nobility to be honourable and generous
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.”

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