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[ob-li-gawr, ob-li-gawr]
noun Law.
  1. a person who is bound to another.
  2. a person who gives a bond.
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Origin of obligor

First recorded in 1535–45; oblige + -or2
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Historical Examples of obligor

  • Whatever scheme may be devised to increase the value of the Confederate States paper money, the obligor is the same.

    A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital

    John Beauchamp Jones

  • As a rule, partial interests cannot be assigned so as to be binding upon the obligor, without the latter's consent.

  • The obligations of quasi contracts are imposed by law without reference to the assent of the obligor.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

British Dictionary definitions for obligor


  1. a person who binds himself by contract to perform some obligation; debtor
  2. a person who gives a bond
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Word Origin and History for obligor


"person who binds himself to another by contract," 1540s, agent noun in Latin form from oblige.

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