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Overview of noun obligation

The noun obligation has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (14) duty, responsibility, obligation

(the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr)

2. (1) obligation

(the state of being obligated to do or pay something; "he is under an obligation to finish the job")

3. obligation, indebtedness

(a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor)

4. debt instrument, obligation, certificate of indebtedness

(a written promise to repay a debt)

5. obligation

(a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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