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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.
Plural noun of obligation.
The political parties have roles, responsibilities and obligations to fulfill once they get elected to government.
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The numerical value of obligations in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of obligations in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of obligations in a Sentence
Absent a material improvement in oil and gas prices or a refinancing or some restructuring of our debt obligations or other improvement in liquidity, we may seek bankruptcy protection to continue our efforts to restructure our business and capital structure.
We have proposed, with German Chancellor (Angela) Merkel, a permanent and obligatory mechanism. I believe that today what exists is no longer enough and there are countries ... who do not assume their moral obligations so we will need to go further.
I take my ethical obligations seriously, and I have done what is necessary to ensure that I am and will remain in compliance with those obligations.
He has to depend on having reliable individuals, people he can trust, people the administration can trust, in those posts, and until he gets them, it's difficult for him to fulfill all of his obligations.
Among other things, he will urge Vietnam to release political prisoners without condition and encourage further reforms that will help to make Vietnam's laws consistent with its international human rights obligations.
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