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Noun
A moral, professional or legal duty
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“As the manager of this department, you have an obligation to ensure that operations run as smoothly as possible.”
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A binding agreement committing a person to a payment or other action
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“The adjudicator's decision may give rise to an immediate payment obligation.”
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The condition of being morally or legally bound to do something
“Parents sometimes feel an obligation to give their well-behaved child a cookie as a reward.”
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A sum of money that is owed or due
“I have to clear my current obligations before I can purchase a new car.”
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Denotes a position of responsibility and commitment
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Loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler
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Condition of agreement
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Payment for membership
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Something that restricts someone's freedom of action
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The state of appreciation or being thankful
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An authoritative order
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The act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation
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The state or condition of being unavoidable
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The accepted or established code of procedure or behaviour in any group, organization, or situation
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A need or reason to do or be something
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