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Obligation (IPA: /ˌɑbɫəˈɡeɪʃən/)


Obligation (n.)

The act of obligating.

Obligation (n.)

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.

Obligation (n.)

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.

Obligation (n.)

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.

Obligation (n.)

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

Course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral

Obligation

Building in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States

Obligation Synonyms

Duty, Responsibility

Obligation Synonyms

Indebtedness

Obligation Rhymes


Haitian, Haitien, Mation, Nation, Ration, Station

Alsatian, Carnation, Castration, Causation, Cessation, Cetacean, Citation, Creation, Cremation, Croatian, Crustacean, Dalmatian, Damnation, Deflation, Dictation, Dilation, Donation, Duration, Elation, Filtration, Fixation, Flirtation, Flotation, Formation, Foundation, Frustration, Gestation, Gradation, Gyration, Horatian, Hydration, Inflation, Lactation, Libration, Ligation, Location, Migration, Mutation, Narration, Negation, Nitration, Notation, Optation, Oration, Ovation, Plantation, Privation, Probation, Proration, Prostration, Quotation, Reflation, Relation, Rotation, Salvation, Sarmatian, Sedation, Sensation, Stagflation, Stagnation, Starvation, Summation, Taxation, Temptation, Translation, Vacation, Vaxstation, Vibration, Vocation

Abdication, Aberration, Abrogation, Acclimation, Accusation, Activation, Adaptation, Admiration, Adoration, Adulation, Advocation, Affectation, Affirmation, Affrication, Aggravation, Agitation, Allegation, Allocation, Alteration, Altercation, Amputation, Animation, Annexation, Annotation, Appalachian, Appellation, Application, Approbation, Arbitration, Aspiration, Assocation, Augmentation, Automation, Aviacion, Aviation, Avocation, Backwardation, Bifurcation, Calculation, Calibration, Cancellation, Celebration, Cogitation, Coloration, Combination, Commendation, Compensation, Compilation, Complication, Computation, Concentration, Condemnation, Condensation, Confirmation, Confiscation, Conflagration, Confrontation, Congregation, Conjugation, Connotation, Consecration, Conservation, Consolation, Constellation, Consternation, Constipation, Consultation, Consummation, Contemplation, Conversation, Convocation, Coronation, Corp, Corp., Corporation, Correlation, Culmination, Cultivation, D'aviation, Declaration, Decoration, Dedication, Defamation, Deformation, Degradation, Dehydration, Delegation, Demarcation, Demonstration, Deportation, Depravation, Depredation, Deprivation, Derivation, Desecration, Desiccation, Designation, Desolation, Desperation, Destination, Detonation, Devastation, Deviation, Dilatation, Disinflation, Dislocation, Dispensation, Disputation, Dissertation, Dissipation, Distillation, Divination, Domination, Duplication, Education, Elevation, Elongation, Emanation, Embarkation, Emigration, Emulation, Equitation, Escalation, Estimation, Evocation, Excavation, Excitation, Exclamation, Exhalation, Exhortation, Exhumation, Expectation, Expiration, Explanation, Explication, Exploitation, Exploration, Fabrication, Fascination, Federation, Fermentation, Fibrillation, Figuration, Fluctuation, Fluoridation, Foliation, Formulation, Fragmentation, Fumigation, Gastrulation, Generation, Germination, Glaciation, Graduation, Granulation, Gravitation, Habitation, Hesitation, Hibernation, Illustration, Imitation, Immigration, Implantation, Implication, Importation, Impregnation, Imputation, Incantation, Incarnation, Inclination, Incrustation, Incubation, Indentation, Indexation, Indication, Indignation, Infestation, Infiltration, Inflammation, Information, Inhalation, Innovation, Inspiration, Installation, Instigation, Insulation, Integration, Intimation, Intonation, Inundation, Invitation, Invocation, Irrigation, Irritation, Isolation, Jubilation, Laceration, Legislation, Levitation, Liberation, Limitation, Liquidation, Litigation, Lubrication, Machination, Malformation, Masturbation, Maturation, Mediation, Medication, Meditation, Menstruation, Ministration, Miscreation, Miseration, Mitigation, Moderation, Modulation, Molestation, Motivation, Mutilation, Navigation, Nomination, Nucleation, Obfuscation, Obligation, Observation, Occupation, Operation, Orchestration, Ordination, Oscillation, Ostentation, Ovulation, Oxidation, Pagination, Palpitation, Penetration, Perforation, Permutation, Perspiration, Perturbation, Pigmentation, Pollination, Population, Preparation, Presentation, Preservation, Proclamation, Procreation, Profanation, Propagation, Protestation, Provocation, Publication, Punctuation, Radiation, Realization, Recantation, Recitation, Reclamation, Recreation, Reformation, Refutation, Registration, Regulation, Rehydration, Relaxation, Relocation, Renovation, Reparation, Replication, Reputation, Reservation, Resignation, Respiration, Restoration, Retardation, Revelation, Revocation, Rumination, Sanitation, Saturation, Segmentation, Segregation, Separation, Sequestration, Simulation, Situation, Speculation, Stimulation, Stipulation, Strangulation, Subluxation, Suffocation, Superstation, Syndication, Tabulation, Termination, Titillation, Toleration, Transformation, Transplantation, Transportation, Trepidation, Tribulation, Unimation, Univation, Usurpation, Vaccination, Vacillation, Validation, Valuation, Variation, Vegetation, Ventilation, Vindication, Violation, Visitation
Abbreviation, Abomination, Acceleration, Accommodation, Accreditation, Accumulation, Adjudication, Administration, Affiliation, Agglomeration, Alienation, Alleviation, Amalgamation, Amelioration, Amortization, Amplification, Annihilation, Anticipation, Appreciation, Appropriation, Approximation, Argumentation, Articulation, Assassination, Assimilation, Association, Authentication, Authorization, Balkanization, Capitulation, Centralization, Certification, Christianization, Civilization, Clarification, Classification, Coagulation, Codification, Cogeneration, Cohabitation, Collaboration, Colonization, Colorization, Commemoration, Communication, Communization, Concatenation, Conciliation, Confabulation, Confederation, Configuration, Conglomeration, Congratulation, Consideration, Consolidation, Contamination, Continuation, Cooperation, Coordination, Corroboration, Decaffeination, Decapitation, Deceleration, Deforestation, Degeneration, Deification, Deliberation, Delineation, Demodulation, Demonization, Denomination, Denunciation, Depopulation, Depreciation, Deregulation, Desalination, Desegregation, Determination, Detoxication, Devaluation, Discoloration, Discrimination, Disembarkation, Disinclination, Disinformation, Disintegration, Dissemination, Dissociation, Documentation, Domestication, Dramatization, Echolocation, Edification, Ejaculation, Elaboration, Elimination, Emancipation, Enumeration, Equalization, Equivocation, Eradication, Evacuation, Evaluation, Evaporation, Exacerbation, Exaggeration, Examination, Exasperation, Exfoliation, Exhilaration, Exoneration, Expatriation, Expropriation, Extermination, Extrapolation, Facilitation, Falsification, Fertilization, Finlandization, Fortification, Gasification, Genetization, Gentrification, Globalization, Glorification, Gratification, Hallucination, Harmonization, Humiliation, Hybridization, Hydrogenation, Hyperinflation, Illumination, Imagination, Immunization, Impersonation, Implementation, Improvisation, Inactivation, Inauguration, Incarceration, Incorporation, Incrimination, Indoctrination, Infatuation, Inhabitation, Initiation, Inoculation, Insemination, Insinuation, Instrumentation, Interpretation, Interrogation, Intimidation, Intoxication, Invalidation, Investigation, Ionization, Irradiation, Islamization, Justification, Legalization, Liberalization, Localization, Magnetization, Magnification, Manifestation, Manipulation, Maximization, Mechanization, Misallocation, Misapplication, Miscalculation, Misinformation, Mobilization, Modernization, Modification, Multiplication, Mummification, Negotiation, Neutralization, Normalization, Notification, Nullification, Optimization, Organisation, Organization, Orientation, Origination, Ornamentation, Ossification, Pacification, Panelization, Participation, Pasteurization, Perpetuation, Polarization, Pontification, Precipitation, Predestination, Prefabrication, Premeditation, Preoccupation, Pressurization, Privatisation, Privatization, Procrastination, Prognostication, Proliferation, Pronunciation, Purification, Qualification, Quantification, Ramification, Ratification, Reaffirmation, Reallocation, Recalculation, Recommendation, Reconfirmation, Recrimination, Rectification, Recuperation, Redecoration, Rededication, Reforestation, Refrigeration, Regeneration, Regimentation, Reincarnation, Reiteration, Rejuvenation, Remediation, Remuneration, Renomination, Renunciation, Repatriation, Representation, Repudiation, Reregulation, Resuscitation, Retaliation, Revaluation, Reverberation, Russification, Sanctification, Sedimentation, Simplification, Socialization, Solicitation, Sophistication, Specialization, Specification, Stabilization, Stalinization, Standardization, Sterilization, Subordination, Subsidization, Substantiation, Tabloidization, Triangulation, Unification, Unionization, Urbanization, Utilization, Vaporization, Verification, Victimization, Vilification, Visualization, Vulgarization, Westernization

Spanish Translation

Obligation in Spanish is Obligación

Tagalog Translation

Obligation in Tagalog is Obligasiyon

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Ethical obligation has to subordinate itself to the totalitarian nature of war." - War

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech." - Freedom of speech

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Law is the rule, principle, obligation or requirement of natural justice." - Law

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Le trop grand empressement qu'on a de s'acquitter d'une obligation est une espèce d'ingratitude." - François de La Rochefoucauld

Example Sentence (Quote)

"My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing." - Jude Law


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