moral obligation

moral obligation
index allegiance, conscience, duty (obligation), ethics, responsibility (conscience)

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  • Moral obligation — The term moral obligation has a number of meanings in moral philosophy, in religion, and in layman s terms. Generally speaking, when someone says of an act that it is a moral obligation, they refer to a belief that the act is one prescribed by… …   Wikipedia

  • moral obligation — noun an obligation arising out of considerations of right and wrong he did it out of a feeling of moral obligation • Hypernyms: ↑duty, ↑responsibility, ↑obligation …   Useful english dictionary

  • moral obligation — A duty arising from or connected with what was once a legal liability or from the receipt of benefit of a material or pecuniary nature. 17 Am J2d Contr §§ 132 et seq. An obligation arising from ethical motives, or a mere conscientious duty,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • moral obligation — commitment to follow one s conscience …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moral obligation bond — Revenue bonds issued by state agencies, government commissions, or other special purpose municipal entities that purport to have the added backing of a moral obligation of the city or state government. Since there is no legal obligation for the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Moral Obligation Bond — A type of revenue bond issued by a municipality or similar government body. A moral obligation bond not only gives investors the tax exemption benefits inherent in a municipal bond, but also provides an additional moral pledge of commitment… …   Investment dictionary

  • Obligation — • Defined in the Institutes of Justinian as a legal bond which by a legal necessity binds us to do something according to the laws of our State Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Obligation     Obligation …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • moral — moral, ale, aux [ mɔral, o ] adj. et n. m. • 1270; n. m. 1212; lat. moralis, de mores « mœurs » I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui concerne les mœurs, les habitudes et surtout les règles de conduite admises et pratiquées dans une société. Conscience morale. Sens… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • obligation — ob·li·ga·tion /ˌä blə gā shən/ n 1: a promise, acknowledgment, or agreement (as a contract) that binds one to a specific performance (as payment); also: the binding power of such an agreement or indication held that the amendment did not… …   Law dictionary

  • Moral Aspect of Bankruptcy —     Moral Aspect of Bankruptcy     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Moral Aspect of Bankruptcy     (See also CIVIL ASPECT OF BANKRUPTCY.)     Bankruptcy must be considered not only from the legal but also from the moral point of view; for sound morality …   Catholic encyclopedia

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