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obligation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌäbliˈgāSHən/,
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obligations, plural;
  1. An act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment
    • - he has enough cash to meet his present obligations
    • - I have an obligation to look after her
  2. The condition of being morally or legally bound to do something
    • - they are under no obligation to stick to the scheme
  3. A debt of gratitude for a service or favor
    • - she didn't want to be under an obligation to him
  4. A binding agreement committing a person to a payment or other action

  5. A document containing a binding agreement; a written contract or bond


  1. duty: the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
  2. the state of being obligated to do or pay something; "he is under an obligation to finish the job"
  3. a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor
  4. debt instrument: a written promise to repay a debt
  5. a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply
  6. (obligational) relating or constituting or qualified to create a legal or financial obligation; "obligational authority"
  7. Obligation is a historic home at Harwood, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. It was begun in 1743 and later enlarged in 1827, to two and one-half stories. ...
  8. The act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie to someone; A social, legal, or moral requirement, duty, contract, or promise that compels someone to follow or avoid a particular course of action; A course of action imposed by society, law, or conscience by which someone is bound or ...
  9. (OBLIGATIONS) You warrant, represent and agree: (1) to comply with all laws; (2) that our sale and shipment of the product will not, by export thereof, your legal status or otherwise, cause us to violate any law; and (3) to indemnify us against any losses from a failure by you or a third party ...
  10. (Obligations) Amounts that the State may be required legally to meet out of its resources at a particular date.
  11. (OBLIGATIONS) Amounts of orders placed, contracts awarded, services received, and similar transactions during a given period that will require payment during the same or a future period. ...
  12. (3. Obligations) In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the Australia or other applicable jurisdiction. ...
  13. (Obligations) (Encumbrances) Anticipated disbursements (both salary and non-salary) not yet executed by a voucher or payroll. Salaries are automatically encumbered and disencumbered by the Labor Allocation Module (LAM) and Payroll process. ...
  14. (Obligations) A binding agreement, or promise to pay for an approved project or action, that states make once it receives contract authority to do so. Once a state receives federal funds, funds are obligated to approved projects. ...
  15. (Obligations) Any debt, or recurring payment the borrower is obligated to pay,including mortgage payments.
  16. (Obligations) In contrast to operating funds, which are used to provide mass transit services, the Service Boards use capital funds to repair, replace, and enhance their capital assets. ...
  17. (Obligations) In the context of GATT, the principal obligations of contracting parties are; (a) to use only approved instruments of protection, primarily tariffs; (b) to use those instruments in a nondiscriminatory way, extending any opening of a market to all GATT trading partners; and (c) to ...
  18. (Obligations) Legally binding commitments to provide funds from the Treasury to purchase goods or services.
  19. (Obligations) The amount of expenditure already made as well as the cost of commitments requiring future payments.
  20. (Obligations) are generally granted in return for an increase in an individual’s rights or power.
  21. (Obligations) are those elements of ritual in which a candidate swears to protect the "secrets of Freemasonry", which are the various signs, tokens and words associated with recognition in each degree. ...
  22. (Obligations) means the commitments undertaken by the U.S. Government or by foreign governments or groups of nations with respect to imports or exports of nuclear material (except byproduct material) and equipment listed in §§ 110.8 and 110.9. ...
  23. (obligations) In recent years most shades of ideological opinion have come to place increasing emphasis on the obligations that go along with the rights that individuals can acquire. ...
  24. (obligations) The same as liabilities, that is, these are future sacrifices.
  25. Obligations refers to the amount of money borrowed with the promise of repayment according to set terms.