Associations to the word «Obligation»

Wiktionary

OBLIGATION, noun. The act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie to someone.
OBLIGATION, noun. A social, legal, or moral requirement, duty, contract, or promise that compels someone to follow or avoid a particular course of action.
OBLIGATION, noun. A course of action imposed by society, law, or conscience by which someone is bound or restricted.
OBLIGATION, noun. (legal) A legal agreement stipulating a specified payment or action; the document containing such agreement.

Dictionary definition

OBLIGATION, noun. The social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr.
OBLIGATION, noun. The state of being obligated to do or pay something; "he is under an obligation to finish the job".
OBLIGATION, noun. A personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor.
OBLIGATION, noun. A written promise to repay a debt.
OBLIGATION, noun. A legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply.

Wise words

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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe