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To act in service to a higher i.e. more noble cause, a greater good. Often indicating an action undertaken at the behest of a Higher Power, such as a supreme being or deity, or some conception of justice and the morally right; motivation for personal growth and/or individual sacrifice for the greater good.
The lawyer quit her lucrative position as a private defense attorney and instead became a low paid public defender because she was answering a higher calling.
by Nacho Momma May 04, 2015
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1. quitting, especially if done so prematurely.
2. abandoning one's post
From Alaska governor Sarah Palin's speech on her decision to abandon her post as governor before her term expired.
Wide receiver: "Hey, where are you going? It's only the start of the third quarter!"
Quarterback: "See you later chump. I'm answering a higher calling."
by Fe-ic July 06, 2009
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