obligation
[ɒblɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n]
NOUN
obligations (plural noun)
  1. an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.
    "I have an obligation to look after her"
ORIGIN
Middle English (in the sense ‘formal promise’): via Old French from Latin obligatio(n-), from the verb obligare ( see oblige).
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How to use obligation in a sentence?
editors have an obligation to provide readers with the information needed to judge the believability of articles they read.
the brewery said that the lessees of its pubs have no obligation to buy its beer.
obligation to pay the deposit before the execution of the lease.
a banker is under an obligation to give disinterested advice.
they are under no obligation to stick to the scheme.
they have a moral obligation to pay the money back.
you are not placing yourself under any obligation.
she didn't want to be under an obligation to him.
legalistic notions such as duty and obligation.
an executory obligation to provide a guarantee.
the knowing undertaking of an obligation.
I have an obligation to look after her.
a pre-existing contractual obligation.
a contractual obligation.
How to say obligation in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)verpligting
Arabic (NOUN)التزام, الالتزام, ملزمة, واجب, تلتزم, ﻻلتزام, واجبا, وجوب
Bangla কর্তব্য
Bosnian (Latin) obveza
Bulgarian (NOUN)задължение, длъжни
Cantonese (Traditional) 義務
Catalan (NOUN)obligació, compromís, deure
Chinese Simplified 义务
Chinese Traditional 義務
Croatian (NOUN)obveza, obaveza, dužnost
Czech (NOUN)povinnost, závazek
Danish (NOUN)forpligtelse, pligt
Dutch (NOUN)verplichting, plicht, verbintenis
Estonian (NOUN)kohustus
Fijian itavi
Filipino obligasyon
Finnish (NOUN)velvollisuus
French (NOUN)devoir, contrainte, tenu, engagement
German (NOUN)Verpflichtung, Pflicht, Meldepflicht, dazu verpflichtet, Verbindlichkeit, unverbindlich, zwang
Greek (NOUN)υποχρέωση
Haitian Creole obligasyon
Hebrew (NOUN)התחייבות, מחויבות, חובת, חובה, החובה
Hindi (NOUN)दायित्व, बाध्यता
Hmong Daw raws li
Hungarian (NOUN)kötelezettség
Icelandic (NOUN)skylda
Indonesian (NOUN)kewajiban, obligasi, wajib
Italian (NOUN)obbligo, impegno, dovere
Japanese (NOUN)義務, 債務, 責務, 職務
Kiswahili (NOUN)wajibu
Klingon ta'
Korean (NOUN)의무, 의무가, 의무도, 의무로
Latvian (NOUN)pienākumu, saistības
Lithuanian (NOUN)įsipareigojimas, įpareigojimo, pareiga, prievolės, reikalavimas
Malagasy adidy
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)kewajipan, obligasi, tanggungjawab
Maltese (NOUN)obbligu, obligazzjoni
Norwegian Bokmål plikt
Persian (NOUN)تعهد, الزام, تعهدی, تعهدات, موظف
Polish (NOUN)obowiązek, zobowiązanie, nakazane, wymóg
Portuguese (NOUN)obrigação, dever, compromisso
Querétaro Otomi ntso̲ni da da̲mbi ar
Romanian (NOUN)obligaţia
Russian (NOUN)обязательство, долг
Samoan matafaioi
Serbian (Cyrillic) обавеза
Serbian (Latin) obaveza
Slovak (NOUN)povinnosť, záväzok
Slovenian (NOUN)obveznost, dolžnost, zavezani
Spanish (NOUN)obligación, compromiso
Swedish (NOUN)skyldighet, förpliktelse, åtagande, kravet, plikt
Tahitian hopoia
Tamil கடமை
Telugu బాధ్యత
Thai ข้อผูกมัด
Tongan fatongia
Turkish (NOUN)yükümlülük, zorunluluk, mecburiyet, geçi
Ukrainian (NOUN)зобов'язання, обов'язку
Urdu (NOUN)ذمہ داری
Vietnamese nghĩa vụ
Welsh (NOUN)rhwymedigaeth, rheidrwydd, orfodaeth, ddyletswydd, ymrwymiad, dyletswydd arnom
Yucatec Maya obligación u
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