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obligation

[ ob-li-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɒb lɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
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noun
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Origin of obligation

1250–1300; Middle English obligacioun<Old French obligation<Latin obligātiōn- (stem of obligātiō) a binding, equivalent to obligāt(us) bound (see obligate) + -iōn--ion

synonym study for obligation

1. See duty.

OTHER WORDS FROM obligation

pre·ob·li·ga·tion, nounre·ob·li·ga·tion, nounsu·per·ob·li·ga·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obligation

obligation
/ (ˌɒblɪˈɡeɪʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of obligation

obligational, adjective
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