Jisho

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Noun, No-adjective
1. duty; sense of duty; honor; honour; decency; courtesy; debt of gratitude; social obligation
No-adjective
2. in-law; relation by marriage
Wikipedia definition
3. Giri (Japanese)is a Japanese value roughly corresponding to "duty", "obligation", or even "burden of obligation" in English. It is defined as "to serve one's superiors with a self-sacrificing devotion" by Namiko Abe. Indeed, the conflict between giri and ninjō, or human feeling, is said to have been the primary topic of Japanese drama since historical periods.
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