Definition of obligation:
- A bond with a condition annexed, and a penalty for nonfulfillment. In a larger sense, it is an acknowledgment of a duty to pay a certain sum or do a certain things.
- Any act by which a person becomes bound to do something to or for anouther, or to forbear something; external duties imposed by law, promise, or contract, by the relations of society, or by courtesy, kindness, etc.
- That which obligates or constrains; the binding power of a promise, contract, oath, or vow, or of law; that which constitutes legal or moral duty.
- The act of obligating.
- The state of being obligated or bound; the state of being indebted for an act of favor or kindness; as, to place others under obligations to one.
responsibleness, financial obligation, commitment, burden, responsibility, cartel, burden, bargain, province, tariff, due, duty, commitment, certificate of indebtedness, pay, charge, arrearage, debt instrument.
- debt (part of speech: noun)
- duty (part of speech: noun)
- compulsion (part of speech: noun)
- obligation (part of speech: noun)
- requirement (part of speech: noun)
- promise (part of speech: noun)
- "Fromont and Risler, Complete", Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009.
- "The Geneva Protocol", David Hunter Miller.