1. the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

- every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty

Similar word(s): duty, responsibility

Definition categories: act

2. the state of being obligated to do or pay something

- he is under an obligation to finish the job

Definition categories: state

3. a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor

Similar word(s): indebtedness

Definition categories: link

4. a written promise to repay a debt

Definition categories: possession, document

5. a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply

Definition categories: communication

Sentences with obligation as a noun:

- X shall be entitled to subcontract its obligation to provide the Support Services. <>