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Definition of Obligation

Obligation

  1. The act of obligating.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Obligation Quotations

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty. - John D. Rockefeller
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
John D. Rockefeller

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
James Cromwell

Somewhere there's a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can.
Bill Murray

We have an opportunity, but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as well.
Thad Cochran

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
John F. Kennedy
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Obligation Translations

obligation in Afrikaans is plig, verpligting
obligation in Danish is pligt
obligation in Dutch is verplichting, plicht
obligation in Finnish is velvollisuus
obligation in French is obligation
obligation in German is Verpflichtung
obligation in Italian is obbligo
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