obligation

[ ob-li-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɒb lɪˈgeɪ ʃən /

noun


Nearby words

  1. obligate,
  2. obligate aerobe,
  3. obligate anaerobe,
  4. obligate parasite,
  5. obligated,
  6. obligational,
  7. obligational authority,
  8. obligative,
  9. obligato,
  10. obligatory

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

Related formspre·ob·li·ga·tion, nounre·ob·li·ga·tion, nounsu·per·ob·li·ga·tion, noun

Synonym study

1. See duty.

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British Dictionary definitions for obligation

obligation

/ (ˌɒblɪˈɡeɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Formsobligational, adjective

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