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  • under obligation — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • under obligation — index accountable (responsible), actionable, bound, indebted, indentured, liable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • put under obligation — index compel, constrain (compel), force (coerce), press (constrain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • under obligation — See under an obligation …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • under an obligation — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • under an obligation — under obligation the district attorney is under obligation to investigate they don t understand that they are under obligation to intervene Syn: beholden, obliged, in someone s debt, indebted, obligated, compelled, duty bound, honor bound …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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 — 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 — 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

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