Examples of undertaking in a sentence
The restoration of the old theater is a huge undertaking.
He advised us against such a risky undertaking.
First Known Use of undertaking
UNDERTAKING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of undertaking for English Language Learners
: an important or difficult task or project
: the business of an undertaker
: a promise or agreement to do or not do something
UNDERTAKING Defined for Kids
Definition of undertaking for Students
: an important or difficult task or project <Creating a mural is a big undertaking.>
Legal Definition of undertaking
1 : a promise or pledge especially required by law
2 : something (as cash or a written promise) deposited or given as security especially 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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