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English definition of “moral compass”

moral compass

noun [C]    
a natural feeling that makes people know what is right and wrong and how they should behave: Some people believe that the increase in crime shows that society is losing its moral compass.Morality and rules of behaviour
(Definition of moral compass noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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