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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

Slavery existed before the formation of this Union. It derived from the Constitution that recognition which it would not have enjoyed without the confederation. If the States had not united together, there would have been no obligation on adjoining States to regard any species of property unknown to themselves.
Jefferson Davis

We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
Barack Obama

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
Hillary Clinton

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