sense of obligation

noun phrase

Definition of sense of obligation

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

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“Sense of obligation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sense%20of%20obligation. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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