sense of obligation

Definition of sense of obligation

  1. :  a feeling that something is the right thing to do We visited them out of a sense of obligation.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a meaning conveyed or intended :  import, signification

    :  one of a set of meanings a word or phrase may bear especially as segregated in a dictionary entry

    :  the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs

  1. :  to perceive by the senses (see 1sense 2)

    :  to be or become conscious of

    :  grasp, comprehend

  1. :  the action of obligating oneself to a course of action (as by a promise or vow)

    :  something (such as a formal contract, a promise, or the demands of conscience or custom) that obligates one to a course of action

    :  a debt security (such as a mortgage or corporate bond)

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