Word of the day

The word for today is…

noblesse oblige (noun) –  Benevolent, honorable behavior considered to be the responsibility of persons of high birth or rank.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Early 13th century, “noble birth or condition,” from Old French noblece “noble birth, splendor, magnificence” (Modern French noblesse), from Vulgar Latin *nobilitia, from Latin nobilis. French phrase noblesse oblige “privilege entails responsibility” is attested in English first in 1837.


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