Obligation Definition

ŏblĭ-gāshən
obligations
noun
obligations
An obligating or being obligated.
Webster's New World
A binding contract, promise, moral responsibility, etc.
Webster's New World
A duty imposed legally or socially; thing that one is bound to do by contract, promise, moral responsibility, etc.
Webster's New World
The binding power of a contract, promise, etc.
Webster's New World
A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Obligation

Noun

Singular:
obligation
Plural:
obligations

Origin of Obligation

  • From Latin obligatio, from obligatum (past participle of obligare), from ob- to + ligare to bind, from Proto-Indo-European *leig- (“to bind").

    From Wiktionary

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