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What is another word for obligation?

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Noun
A moral, professional or legal duty
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“As the manager of this department, you have an obligation to ensure that operations run as smoothly as possible.”
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A binding agreement committing a person to a payment or other action
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“The adjudicator's decision may give rise to an immediate payment obligation.”
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The condition of being morally or legally bound to do something
“Parents sometimes feel an obligation to give their well-behaved child a cookie as a reward.”
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A burden or heavy demand that one must bear
“What began as a freely chosen, pleasant anticipation became transformed into an onerous obligation that aroused resentment.”
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A sum of money that is owed or due
“I have to clear my current obligations before I can purchase a new car.”
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Denotes a position of responsibility and commitment
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Loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler
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A thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist
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The state of being thankful or grateful
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Something that restricts someone's freedom of action
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An authoritative order
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The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
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Quality or state of being compulsory
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A need or reason to do or be something
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The act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation
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