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Origin of "noblesse oblige"

Posted by A. D. Gaston on August 30, 2000

In Reply to: Origin of "noblesse oblige" posted by liz bragg on January 13, 19100

: I would appreciate someone giving me the origin of the
: expression "noblesse oblige" and also using it in
: context to clearly convey the meaning. Thanks. Liz

Liz: I think the nearest thing to 'noblesse oblige' today would be 'compassionate conservativism [sic].