What is the opposite of obligation?

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Noun
Opposite of a moral, professional or legal duty
“He always claims nonresponsibility over the actions of his subordinates even though he manages them.”
Noun
Opposite of a binding agreement committing a person to a payment or other action
“As in litigation, contract breach and damages must also be proved in arbitration.”
Noun
Opposite of a sum of money that is owed or due
“He also asked his parents to take money out of his savings to buy a present whenever either of them had a birthday.”
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Opposite of an instruction, command, or role given to a person or group
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Opposite of a solemn promise regarding one's future action or behavior
“You said we would be together for life, but your betrayal is tearing us apart!”
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Opposite of a responsibility or duty assigned to someone
“They've dropped the cowardice charges, but he's going to be charged with dereliction of duty.”
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Opposite of compelling or being compelled
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Opposite of that which must be done out of principle
“He found an excuse to not apologize for his wrongdoings.”
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(dated) Opposite of a duty or responsibility associated with one's position
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Opposite of loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler
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Opposite of a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation
“She stated that her debilitating physical disability was grounds for work exemption.”
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Opposite of condition of agreement
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Opposite of a sum of money that is owed or due
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Opposite of the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
“Most users click the introduction link, further validating the uselessness of flash screens.”
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Opposite of the state of being legally responsible for something
Noun
Opposite of a burden of responsibility that is imposed
“It would be a pleasure to have you over for dinner.”
Noun
Opposite of a situation enforcing a certain course of action
“Thriving is an attempt to transcend a state of existence not out of fear but out of desire and yearning.”
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Opposite of an agreement, usually formal, between two or more parties
“The former city trader will join the job queue following a disagreement with the club's owner over transfer policy.”
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Opposite of something which is owed such as a debt or bill
Noun
Opposite of an essential or urgent thing or action
Noun
Opposite of a heavy burden of responsibility or obligation
Noun
Opposite of the state of being grateful
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative order
“When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play my favorite tune on air.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation
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Opposite of something that is formally or legally required or obligatory
“There appears to be a nonnecessity to adhere to court etiquette as children of all ages ran amok.”
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