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    obligation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word obligation

    (noun) the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
    Synonyms : duty , responsibility
    Example Sentence
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty
    (noun) the state of being obligated to do or pay something
    Example Sentence
    • he is under an obligation to finish the job
    (noun) a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor
    Synonyms : indebtedness
    (noun) a written promise to repay a debt Definition
    (noun) a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply
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