- an agreement to buy or sell securities.
- a sale or purchase of securities.
Examples from the Web for commitments
North Korea must show it is serious and prepared to abide by its commitments, particularly concerning denuclearization.To Free American Prisoners, America’s Top Spy Goes to North Korea|Shane Harris|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I put my children first, but I always keep my obligations or my commitments.
The US must ensure its honor abroad by abiding by its commitments and standing with its allies.
Once a woman married, she was expected to leave her other commitments to care for the household and the community.'Ghostbusters' and the Slow Emancipation of Female-Driven Comedy|Teo Bugbee|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gillibrand and McCaskill hope for floor time in September, but have not yet gotten any commitments from Senate leadership.
It involves not merely foreign governmental loans but a multitude of private advances and commitments.China, Japan and the U.S.A.|John Dewey
Then, to show the inefficiency of the law, he proceeds to state, that the commitments for trial were only 29 per cent.Lands of the Slave and the Free|Henry A. Murray
Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid are commitments of conscience, and so it is our duty to keep them permanently sound.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush|George W. Bush
This period contains the largest number of first commitments for crime.The Unfolding Life|Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
This refers to his commitments for recusancy, which had been frequent.
British Dictionary definitions for commitments
Word Origin and History for commitments
1610s, "action of officially consigning to the custody of the state," from commit + -ment. (Anglo-French had commettement.) Meaning "the committing of oneself, pledge, promise" is attested from 1793; hence, "an obligation, an engagement" (1864).