since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
ESL Downloads - click 4 FREE stuff

moral obligation

This page is about the collocation moral obligation

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

moral requirement to do something because you know it's the right thing to do

For example

  • Don't you think we have a moral obligation to help people who are in trouble?

  • People with psychopathic tendencies have trouble understanding what a moral obligation is.

Note:
Related collocations include "moral duty" and "moral responsibility"

Quick Quiz

Which would most people consider a moral obligation?

a. helping a child in danger

b. putting a child in danger

c. ignoring a child in danger

Contributor: Matt Errey