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Definition of the noun obligation
What does obligation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: obligations
- the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
- example: every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonyms of obligation: duty / responsibility
- more generic term: social control = control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
- more specific terms:
- job = the responsibility to do something
- guardianship / safekeeping / keeping = the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
- moral obligation = an obligation arising out of considerations of right and wrong
- noblesse oblige = the obligation of those of high rank to be honorable and generous
- burden of proof = the duty of proving a disputed charge
- civic responsibility / civic duty = the responsibilities of a citizen
- filial duty = duty of a child to its parents
- imperative = some duty that is essential and urgent
- incumbency = a duty that is incumbent upon you
- legal duty = acts which the law requires be done or forborne
- line of duty = all that is normally required in some area of responsibility
- white man's burden = the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects
- prerequisite / requirement = something that is required in advance
- requirement / demand = required activity
- the state of being obligated to do or pay something
- example: he is under an obligation to finish the job
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
- more specific terms: financial obligation / indebtedness / liability = an obligation to pay money to another party
- a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor
- a written promise to repay a debt
- lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
- synonyms of obligation: certificate of indebtedness / debt instrument
- more generic word: document = a written account of ownership or obligation
- more specific terms:
- cash equivalent = a highly liquid debt instrument with maturities of less than three months
- certificate of deposit / CD = a debt instrument issued by a bank
- promissory note / note of hand / note = a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time
- floater = a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate
- bond certificate / bond = a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money
- a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply
Alternative definition of the noun obligation
- The act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie to someone.
- A social, legal, or moral requirement, duty, contract, or promise that compels someone to follow or avoid a particular course of action.
- A course of action imposed by society, law, or conscience by which someone is bound or restricted.
- [legal] A legal agreement stipulating a specified payment or action; the document containing such agreement.
Obligation is a historic home at Harwood, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. It was begun in 1743 and later enlarged in 1827, to two and one-half stories. The house was built for Thomas Stockett III, and was enlarged to its present configuration during the ownership of his grandson, Joseph Noble Stockett. Dr. Thomas Noble Stockett was the son of Thomas III, and became a prominent citizen and served as surgeon for the Maryland Line during the American Revolutionary War.
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Phrases with Obligation
- moral obligation
- financial obligation
- Contractual Obligation
- holy day of obligation
- Collateralized debt obligation
- Collateralized loan obligation
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by Joshua James Kassner
intermediate obligation is a ”plausible reason” for action.83 An absolute obligation is that which is right, the right thing to do.84 A moral obliga— tion of humanitarian intervention has elements of both intermediate and absolute obligations.
Soviet Civil Law (1988)
by Oleg Nikolaevich Sadikov
An obligation is a legal relationship in which one party (the debtor) is obliged to perform a specific action for another party or to refrain from a...
by A. John Simmons
a political obligation is a moral requirement to support and comply with the political institutions of one's country of residence. Before we can be more specific, however, it is still important that we ...
From Anarchy to Cosmopolis by R. Jackson
Political obligation is the duty to uphold and abide by the constitution, laws, and regulations of the state.
The notion ofinternational obligation is a flight of the imagination .
The Philosophy of Need (2005)
by Soran Reader
Obligation is a relational term: the idea that there are obligations to do things which do not fall on anyone makes no more sense than the idea that there are people who are heavier, without there being anyone specific who they are heavier ...
by Damien Geradin
a non-compete obligation means an obligation not to manufacture, purchase, sell or resell goods or...
An example of such an exclusive supply obligation is the contract between NAM and Gasunie in the Netherlands.
by G.H.R. Parkinson
Obligation: Some. Sceptical. Views1. Graeme. Duncan. The relationship between individual and state¦the demands that the state can properly make on itscitizens, or the legitimate expectationsit may have of them, and viceversa¦is clearly ...
by Raoul Lionel Felder
This clause basically provides that there is an offset in the parent's support obligation to the degree of the award in a later court order arising from a lawsuit between a father and a parent. Lastly, it provides for the mother to basically indemnify ...
Multilingual Law Dictionary (1979)
by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo
oath 176 obligation...
by Michael Proudfoot, A.R. Lacey
obligation,. duty . Etymologically a corruption of'oweit', 'ought'suggestsagap which requires to be filled. But thegapmaynot alwaysexist:tosaythekettle ought to be boiling when itclearlyis boiling isnormallypointless, but 'It ought to beboilingby ...
by Edward Craig
political obligation, usually on voluntarist grounds, without making any revolutionary practical recommendations. Some philosophical anarchists have argued on a priori grounds that the authority of the state is inconsistent with individual ...
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Video shows what obligation means. The act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie to someone.. A social, legal, or moral requirement, duty, contract, ...
- English Vocabulary: Obligation and Options
- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = action for failure to fulfil an obligation
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Scrabble value of O1B3L1I1G2A1T1I1O1N1
The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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