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undertaking

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noun un·der·tak·ing \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kiŋ, ˌən-dər-ˈ; 1b is ˈən-dər-ˌ only\

Simple Definition of undertaking

  • : an important or difficult task or project

  • : the business of an undertaker

  • : a promise or agreement to do or not do something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of undertaking

  1. 1 a :  the act of one who undertakes or engages in a project or business b :  the business of an undertaker

  2. 2 :  something undertaken :  enterprise

  3. 3 :  pledge, guarantee

Examples of undertaking in a sentence

  1. The restoration of the old theater is a huge undertaking.

  2. He advised us against such a risky undertaking.



14th Century

First Known Use of undertaking

14th century



UNDERTAKING Defined for Kids

undertaking

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noun un·der·tak·ing \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kiŋ\

Definition of undertaking for Students

  1. :  an important or difficult task or project <Creating a mural is a big undertaking.>




Law Dictionary

undertaking

noun un·der·tak·ing

Legal Definition of undertaking

  1. 1 :  a promise or pledge esp. required by law

  2. 2 :  something (as cash or a written promise) deposited or given as security esp. in a court



Additional Notes on undertaking

Undertakings are often required of one party during property actions (as for attachment) in order to compensate the other party should the court's action (as in attaching the property) be found unjustified later.



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