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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

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
Muhammad Ali

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

Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.
Audrey Hepburn

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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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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