obligation

  • 1 Obligation — Obligation …

    Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • 2 obligation — [ ɔbligasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1235; lat. jurid. obligatio, de obligare 1 ♦ Dr. Lien de droit en vertu duquel une personne peut être contrainte de donner, de faire ou de ne pas faire qqch. (⇒ créancier, 1. débiteur). Obligation alimentaire. (lat. in… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 obligation — ob·li·ga·tion /ˌä blə gā shən/ n 1: a promise, acknowledgment, or agreement (as a contract) that binds one to a specific performance (as payment); also: the binding power of such an agreement or indication held that the amendment did not… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Obligation — • Defined in the Institutes of Justinian as a legal bond which by a legal necessity binds us to do something according to the laws of our State Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Obligation     Obligation …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 5 obligation — Obligation. s. f. Acte public par lequel on s oblige pardevant Notaire de payer certaine somme. Une obligation de dix mille francs. la nouvelle Ordonnance deffend l obligation par corps. obligation solidaire &c. il m en a passé obligation… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 obligation — Obligation, f. acut. Obligatio, Tabulae. Obligation de comparoir en justice, Vadimonium. Une solennité d obligation, ou alienation où il failloit entre autres choses cinq tesmoins, Nexus, siue Nexum. Avoir quelque obligation envers autruy sous… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 Obligation — Ob li*ga tion, n. [F. obligation. L. obligatio. See {Oblige}.] 1. The act of obligating. [1913 Webster] 2. That which obligates or constrains; the binding power of a promise, contract, oath, or vow, or of law; that which constitutes legal or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 obligation — 1 Obligation, duty are comparable when they denote what a person is bound to do or refrain from doing or for the performañce or nonperformance of which he is held responsible. In ordinary usage obligation typically implies immediate constraint… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 Obligation — (von lateinisch obligare anbinden, verpflichten) steht für: Obligation (Recht), die Haftung einer Person für ein Schuldverhältnis beziehungsweise das Schuldverhältnis als solches Wirtschaft und Finanzen: verzinsliches Wertpapier, eine… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 obligation — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. obligation (early 13c.), from L. obligationem (nom. obligatio) an engaging or pledging, lit. a binding (but rarely used in this sense), noun of action from pp. stem of obligare (see OBLIGE (Cf. oblige)). The notion is of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 obligation — [äb΄li gā′shən] n. [ME obligacioun < OFr obligation < L obligatio] 1. an obligating or being obligated 2. a binding contract, promise, moral responsibility, etc. 3. a duty imposed legally or socially; thing that one is bound to do by… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Obligation — (v. lat. Obligatio, Verbindlichkeit), 1) ein zwischen zwei od. mehren bestimmten Personen bestehendes Verhältniß, in Folge dessen die eine (Schuldner) der anderen (Gläubiger) zu irgend einer Leistung verpflichtet ist, es mag diese in einem Thun… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 Obligation — (lat.), soviel wie Schuldverhältnis (s. d.) oder auch soviel wie Urkunde über ein Schuldverhältnis aus Darlehen, also gleich Schuldverschreibung (s. d.) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 Obligation — Obligation, Verbindlichkeit zwischen Personen auf ein Leisten, Geben u.s.w. Sie entsteht durch Vertrag, Delict, thatsächliche Verhältnisse u. Gesetze; begründet in der Regel Klagbarkeit (actiones in personam, obligatio civilis), bisweilen nur… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 15 obligation — [n] responsibility accountability, accountableness, agreement, bond, burden, business, call, cause, charge, chit*, commitment, committal, compulsion, conscience, constraint, contract, debit, debt, devoir, due bill, dues, duty, engagement, IOU*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 16 obligation — ► NOUN 1) an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound. 2) the condition of being morally or legally bound to do something. 3) a debt of gratitude for a service or favour …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 obligation — A generic word, derived from the Latin substantive obligatio, having many, wide, and varied meanings, according to the context in which it is used. That which a person is bound to do or forbear; any duty imposed by law, promise, contract,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 obligation — (o bli ga sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Ce qui oblige. Obligation de conscience. Obligation d honneur. •   Vous témoigner que je ressens, comme je dois, les solides obligations que j ai d être votre serviteur, VOIT. Lett. 40. •   L …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 OBLIGATION — s. f. Lien, engagement qui impose quelque devoir concernant la religion, la morale, ou la vie civile. S acquitter des obligations d un bon citoyen, d un bon chrétien. Satisfaire aux obligations de son état, à toutes ses obligations. Remplir ses… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 obligation — A legal responsibility, such as to repay a debt. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * obligation ob‧li‧ga‧tion [ˌɒblˈgeɪʆn ǁ ˌɑːb ] noun [countable, uncountable] 1. a legal or moral duty to do something: obligation to do something • I think… …

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