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moral obligation

This page is about the collocation moral obligation

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


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.

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