Definition of OBLIGATION

noun : OBLIGATION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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 ;

  • 2. (

    ) the state of being obligated to do or pay something; "he is under an obligation to finish the job" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply ;


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