obligation


obligation
01. The homework tonight is optional; you are under no [obligation] to do it, but it could be good practice for you.
02. Teachers have an [obligation] to correct students' homework as soon as possible.
03. Customers are welcome to try our new exercise machine for 3 months with no [obligation] to purchase.
04. Divorced fathers are [obligated] to pay for child support.
05. My friend told me I didn't have to, but I felt [obligated] to help him pay for the window he broke while we were playing baseball together.
06. I'm sure Ted will help you if you need it; he's a very [obliging] person.
07. Certain courses are [obligatory] for your degree program, and certain others are merely suggested.
08. Thomas Jefferson once said that if a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is [obligated] to do so.
09. It is [obligatory] for people in Switzerland to learn one of the country's other national languages, so most Swiss speak two or more languages.
10. Marian Wright Edelman once said that if you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an [obligation] to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
11. Phone today for a free, no-[obligation] estimate on completely repainting your home.
12. People in Senegal are born into traditional family structures that determine one's rights and [obligations].
13. A Chinese proverb tells us that the first favor is a favor, but the second is an [obligation].
14. We are contractually [obligated] to sell at a fixed price, no matter what happens to interest rates.

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  • Obligation — Obligation …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • obligation — [ ɔbligasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1235; lat. jurid. obligatio, de obligare 1 ♦ Dr. Lien de droit en vertu duquel une personne peut être contrainte de donner, de faire ou de ne pas faire qqch. (⇒ créancier, 1. débiteur). Obligation alimentaire. (lat. in… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • obligation — ob·li·ga·tion /ˌä blə gā shən/ n 1: a promise, acknowledgment, or agreement (as a contract) that binds one to a specific performance (as payment); also: the binding power of such an agreement or indication held that the amendment did not… …   Law dictionary

  • Obligation — • Defined in the Institutes of Justinian as a legal bond which by a legal necessity binds us to do something according to the laws of our State Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Obligation     Obligation …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • obligation — Obligation. s. f. Acte public par lequel on s oblige pardevant Notaire de payer certaine somme. Une obligation de dix mille francs. la nouvelle Ordonnance deffend l obligation par corps. obligation solidaire &c. il m en a passé obligation… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Obligation — Ob li*ga tion, n. [F. obligation. L. obligatio. See {Oblige}.] 1. The act of obligating. [1913 Webster] 2. That which obligates or constrains; the binding power of a promise, contract, oath, or vow, or of law; that which constitutes legal or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obligation — 1 Obligation, duty are comparable when they denote what a person is bound to do or refrain from doing or for the performañce or nonperformance of which he is held responsible. In ordinary usage obligation typically implies immediate constraint… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Obligation — (von lateinisch obligare anbinden, verpflichten) steht für: Obligation (Recht), die Haftung einer Person für ein Schuldverhältnis beziehungsweise das Schuldverhältnis als solches Wirtschaft und Finanzen: verzinsliches Wertpapier, eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • obligation — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. obligation (early 13c.), from L. obligationem (nom. obligatio) an engaging or pledging, lit. a binding (but rarely used in this sense), noun of action from pp. stem of obligare (see OBLIGE (Cf. oblige)). The notion is of… …   Etymology dictionary

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