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  1. obligations

    An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral. Obligations are constraints; they limit freedom. People who are under obligations may choose to freely act under obligations. Obligation exists when there is a choice to do what is morally good and what is morally unacceptable. There are also obligations in other normative contexts, such as obligations of etiquette, social obligations, religious, and possibly in terms of politics, where obligations are requirements which must be fulfilled. These are generally legal obligations, which can incur a penalty for non-fulfilment, although certain people are obliged to carry out certain actions for other reasons as well, whether as a tradition or for social reasons. Obligations vary from person to person: for example, a person holding a political office will generally have far more obligations than an average adult citizen, who themselves will have more obligations than a child. Obligations are generally granted in return for an increase in an individual's rights or power.

Editors Contribution

  1. obligationsnoun

    Plural noun of obligation.

    The political parties have roles, responsibilities and obligations to fulfill once they get elected to government.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 17, 2016  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'obligations' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4622

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obligations in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obligations in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of obligations in a Sentence

  1. Mary Jo White:

    Being a private company comes with serious obligations to investors and the markets, for the new and evolving markets to be successful, all investors need confidence that they are being treated fairly and that the full range of risks are transparently disclosed.

  2. Chris Hughes:

    We cannot impose very tough obligations on Western companies and dismantle them because they are very big, and not do the same thing with Chinese companies that enter the Western market.

  3. Daniel Hanson:

    To give them a special ability to restructure their obligations on a state level would be different to what the rest of the states have, it seems extraordinarily unlikely to pick up any kind of political traction.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    Our land of new promise will be a nation that meets its obligations, a nation that balances its budget, but never loses the balance of its values.

  5. Sidney Blumenthal:

    The department is working diligently to publish to its public website all of the emails received from former Secretary Clinton through the FOIA process. We provided the committee with a subset of documents that matched its request and will continue to work with them going forward, secretary Kerry has been clear that the State Department will be both transparent and thorough in its obligations to the public on this matter.

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