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Obligation meaning

obligation - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of obligating.
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  6. 6. Anything that constrains or obliges; binding force; bond; favor; debt of gratitude.

obligation - examples of usage

  1. There is no obligation upon him. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. 4911. Are you under any obligation to deliver your fish to Mr Grierson? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 4280. There is no obligation upon them at all, except as to fish? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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