Commitment meaning

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A committing or being committed.
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A promise, vow, or agreement to do something.
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Dedication to a long-term course of action; engagement; involvement.
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A pledge or promise to do something.
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Official consignment by court order of a person as to prison or a mental hospital.
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Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.
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The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.
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The act or an instance of committing, especially:
  • The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.
  • Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.
  • A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.
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A financial liability undertaken, as an agreement to buy or sell securities.
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The act of sending proposed legislation to a committee.
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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.
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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.
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Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.
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Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:
  • Act of assuming a financial obligation at a future date.
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The state of being emotionally or intellectually devoted, as to a belief, a course of action, or another person.

A profound commitment to the family.

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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.
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The incarceration of a person after she has been convicted of a crime while an appropriate sentence is determined.
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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.
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The commitment of a person to a hospital, mental health facility, or similar institution at the request or with the consent of the individual.
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The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:
  • The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review.
  • Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution.
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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.

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State of being pledged or engaged.
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The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.
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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.

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Origin of commitment

  • commit +‎ -ment
    From Wiktionary