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Obligation

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(1):

(n.) A bond with a condition annexed, and a penalty for nonfulfillment. In a larger sense, it is an acknowledgment of a duty to pay a certain sum or do a certain things.

(2):

(n.) The act of obligating.

(3):

(n.) That which obligates or constrains; the binding power of a promise, contract, oath, or vow, or of law; that which constitutes legal or moral duty.

(4):

(n.) Any act by which a person becomes bound to do something to or for anouther, or to forbear something; external duties imposed by law, promise, or contract, by the relations of society, or by courtesy, kindness, etc.

(5):

(n.) The state of being obligated or bound; the state of being indebted for an act of favor or kindness; as, to place others under obligations to one.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Obligation'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/o/obligation.html. 1828.

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