Definition of OBLIGATION

something one must do because of prior agreement <their financial obligations keep them from giving to charities as much as they would like>
something (as money) which is owed <I have to pay off my current obligations before I can buy a new car>
Synonyms arrearage, arrears, indebtedness, liability (usually liabilities), obligation, score
Near Antonyms quietus, quittance, repayment; asset

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