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Noblesse Oblige

APCGOV-JJJ499

In the U.K, "noblesse oblige" generally refers to

A

the power of nobles to enact emergency legislation in the House of Lords.

B

the duty of nobles to serve as officers of the military.

C

the responsibility of the wealthy to support the poor through the welfare state.

D

the right of the monarch to block an act of Parliament for national security reasons.

E

the tradition under which Britain's most elite universities reserve places for young nobles of the old order.