Moral Obligation Law and Legal Definition

Moral obligation is an obligation arising out of considerations of right and wrong. It is an obligation arising from ethical motives, or a mere conscientious duty, unconnected with any legal obligation, perfect or imperfect, or with the receipt of benefit by the promisor of a material or pecuniary nature. Moral obligation springs from a sense of justice and equity that an honorable person would have, and not from a mere sense of doing benevolence or charity.