Definition of Moral obligation

1. Noun. An obligation arising out of considerations of right and wrong. "He did it out of a feeling of moral obligation"

Generic synonyms: Duty, Obligation, Responsibility



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moral Obligation

moral excellence
moral fiber
moral fibre
moral fibres
moral force
moral futurism
moral hazard
moral hazards
moral high ground
moral high grounds
moral minima
moral minimum
moral minimums
moral objectivism
moral obligation (current term)
moral order
moral orders
moral panic
moral philosophy
moral principle
moral sense
moral suasion
moral support
moral system
moral treatment
moral turpitude
morale
morale-boosting
morale booster

Literary usage of Moral obligation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"A previous moral obligation is generally held an insufficient consideration in the ... 382; Ehle v. by a sense of moral obligation only is Judson, 24 Wend. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"There is, however, a special quality in the necessity of moral obligation which is peculiar to itself. We all appreciate this when we say that children are ..."

3. The Works of Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart (1829)
"OF moral obligation. ACCORDING to some systems, moral obligation is founded ... We resolve our sense of moral obligation into our sense of religion, ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1902)
"If the phrase "moral obligation" were to be confined to obligations which arise ... U is true that a mere moral obligation, although coupled with an express ..."

5. Essays on the Principles of Morality: And on the Private and Political by Jonathan Dymond (1845)
"CHAPTER I. moral obligation. Foundation of moral obligation. ... of proposing a definition of moral obligation which shall be satisfactory to every reader; ..."

6. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1872)
"THE FOUNDATION OF moral obligation. THE foundation of moral obligation is one of the points in moral science where philosophers have always differed. ..."

7. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"... from the moral obligation under which the party was placed ; and the consideration must have been beneficial to the one party, or onerous to the other, ..."

8. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1905)
"Jones, JB Foundation of moral obligation. Kev> Englander, xxiv, 1865, ... An inquiry into the nature, foundation, and extent of moral obligation. ..."

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