- The definition of a commitment is a promise or agreement to do something.
- An example of commitment is marriage.
- An example of commitment is going into business with someone.
- A commitment is defined as an official court order to send someone to prison or to a mental hospital.
An example of commitment is someone being sent to jail after being found guilty of a DUI.
commitment definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a committing or being committed
- official consignment by court order of a person as to prison or a mental hospital
- a pledge or promise to do something
- dedication to a long-term course of action; engagement; involvement
- a financial liability undertaken, as an agreement to buy or sell securities
- the act of sending proposed legislation to a committee
commitment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act or an instance of committing, especially:a. The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.b. Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.c. A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.
- a. A pledge to do.b. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
- The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons: a deep commitment to liberal policies; a profound commitment to the family.
commitment - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A pledge to do something. For example, an appliance manufacturer makes a commitment to have 10,000 toasters available for purchase by a certain date.
- A legal obligation. A contractor makes a commitment to complete a building by January 12.
commitment - Legal Definition
- A promise, vow, or agreement to do something.
- An order, especially one from a court, directing that a person be taken to and placed in the care or custody of a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution.
The commitment of a person to a hospital, mental health facility, or similar institution upon a civil court’s finding that the person is ill, incompetent, addicted to drugs, or in some similar circumstances and is a danger to himself or others.diagnostic commitment
- The incarceration of a person while it is determined whether she is competent to participate in the preparation and presentation at trial of a defense in a criminal action.
- The incarceration of a person after she has been convicted of a crime while an appropriate sentence is determined.
The automatic commitment of a person found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity to a hospital, mental health facility, or similar institution. Required under federal law when dealing with a person charged with a federal crime, but not required by law in most states.mortgage commitment
See mortgage.voluntary commitment
The commitment of a person to a hospital, mental health facility, or similar institution at the request or with the consent of the individual.