noblesse oblige definition

  • noun:
    • Benevolent, honorable behavior considered to be the obligation of individuals of high beginning or position.
    • The honourable obligation this is the duty of the of large ranking; in United states English this often includes the hope of benevolent actions particularly helping those less lucky.
    • the obligation of those of large rank become honorable and big (often made use of ironically)

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