sense of obligation

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sense of obligation

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs

  3. : a specialized function or mechanism (such as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch) by which an animal receives and responds to external or internal stimuli

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

  2. : to be or become conscious of

  3. : grasp, comprehend

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

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

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


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