Finally she talked to an editor who told her she had an obligation to make them public.
I think we have an obligation to do right by the environment.
It is hard to conceive of this still going on, but my obligation was to getting the truth out there—again, so the world will know.
That sense of obligation did not allow much room for cynicism or a sense of civic impotence.
Americans will feel an obligation to help the Kurds, as in the past.
The creditor loses his usury and the debtor is acquitted of his obligation.
You starved him, and the obligation, if there ever was any, is cancelled.
And fireside happiness is less important than the meeting of an obligation!
The kin group is the only body which has ties of sympathy and obligation to him.
If a tenant assigns his lease is he relieved from his obligation to pay rent?
c.1300, from Old French obligacion "obligation, duty, responsibility" (early 13c.) and directly from Latin obligationem (nominative obligatio) "an engaging or pledging," literally "a binding" (but rarely used in this sense), noun of action from past participle stem of obligare (see oblige). The notion is of binding with promises or by law or duty.