debt to society
Definition of debt to society
—used in phrases such as pay your debt to society to refer to being punished for committing a crime after 10 years in prison, he has paid his debt to society and is a free man.
Word by Word Definitions
: sin, trespass
: something owed : obligation
: a state of being under obligation to pay or repay someone or something in return for something received : a state of owing
: companionship or association with one's fellows : friendly or intimate intercourse : company
: a voluntary association of individuals for common ends
: an organized group working together or periodically meeting because of common interests, beliefs, or profession
: of, relating to, or typical of fashionable society
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