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noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr.
- line of duty
- burden of proof
- legal duty
- moral obligation
- white man's burden
- social control
- civic duty
- noblesse oblige
- filial duty
- civic responsibility
Rhymes with Obligation
How do you pronounce obligation?
Pronounce obligation as ˌɑbləˈgeɪʃən.
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Sentences with obligation
1. Noun, singular or mass
A tenant has a duty and obligation not to damage the property.
Quotes about obligation
1. Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
- Margaret Mitchell
2. In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
- Simone de Beauvoir
3. A Man Said to the UniverseA man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!”“However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.
- Stephen Crane, War Is Kind and Other Poems
noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] the state of being obligated to do or pay something.
- financial obligation
noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] a written promise to repay a debt.
- debt instrument
- note of hand
- cash equivalent
- bond certificate
- certificate of deposit
- certificate of indebtedness
noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor.
- personal relation
noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply.