Definition of obligation

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • obligation is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 13
  • obligation is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 13
  • obligation is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 17

Definition of obligation


  • a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. indebtedness
  • a written promise to repay a debt (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. certificate of indebtedness
    2. debt instrument
  • the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force (noun)

    Examples

    1. every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty

    Synonyms

    1. duty
    2. responsibility
  • a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply (noun)
  • the state of being obligated to do or pay something (noun)

    Examples

    1. he is under an obligation to finish the job

See definition of obligation in Merriam Webster

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