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obligation

noun

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1 something one must do because of prior agreement
  • their financial obligations keep them from giving to charities as much as they would like

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2 something (as money) which is owed
  • I have to pay off my current obligations before I can buy a new car

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The first known use of obligation was in the 14th century

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“Obligation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/obligation. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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