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Meaning & Definition of Obligation in English

English

Obligation

/ɑbləgeʃən/

noun

1. The social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

  • "We must instill a sense of duty in our children"
  • "Every right implies a responsibility
  • Every opportunity, an obligation
  • Every possession, a duty"- john d.rockefeller jr
    synonym:
  • duty
  • ,
  • responsibility
  • ,
  • obligation

2. The state of being obligated to do or pay something

  • "He is under an obligation to finish the job"
    synonym:
  • obligation

3. A personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor

    synonym:
  • obligation
  • ,
  • indebtedness

4. A written promise to repay a debt

    synonym:
  • debt instrument
  • ,
  • obligation
  • ,
  • certificate of indebtedness

5. A legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply

    synonym:
  • obligation

Examples of using

If one has the right to live, then one should also have the right to die. If not, then living is not a right, but an obligation.