Obligation

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Definition

an obligation: something you must do, a duty, a commitment, a responsibility
noun

to be obliged to (do something): to have to, to need to, to be forced to (do something)
idiom

Examples

  • "I would have replied earlier, however my accounting obligations prevented me from checking my e-mail until the early afternoon, and then an unfortunate incident occurred during my bathroom break, when my neck tie got caught in the zipper of my pants."
  • "Rather, food manufacturers will be legally obliged to show a gruesome image of an obese person."
  • "It is therefore my obligation to inform you that the contract between our two companies is hereby terminated."

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