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What is the opposite of obligation?

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Opposite of a moral, professional or legal duty
“He always claims nonresponsibility over the actions of his subordinates even though he manages them.”
Opposite of a binding agreement committing a person to a payment or other action
“As in litigation, contract breach and damages must also be proved in arbitration.”
Opposite of a sum of money that is owed or due
“He also asked his parents to take money out of his savings to buy a present whenever either of them had a birthday.”
Opposite of an instruction, command, or role given to a person or group
Opposite of a solemn promise regarding one's future action or behavior
“You said we would be together for life, but your betrayal is tearing us apart!”
Opposite of an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action
“It was my irresponsibility over the financial aspects of the accident that was worrying Mr. Spidell, not the accident itself, which was a stroke of luck in his estimation.”
Opposite of a responsibility or duty assigned to someone
“They've dropped the cowardice charges, but he's going to be charged with dereliction of duty.”
Opposite of a formal agreement between individuals or parties
Opposite of that which must be done out of principle
“He found an excuse to not apologize for his wrongdoings.”
(dated) Opposite of a duty or responsibility associated with one's position
Opposite of loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler
Opposite of a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation
“She stated that her debilitating physical disability was grounds for work exemption.”
Opposite of a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist
Opposite of condition of agreement
Opposite of the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
“Most users click the introduction link, further validating the uselessness of flash screens.”
Opposite of a heavy burden of responsibility or obligation
Opposite of a burden of responsibility that is imposed
“It would be a pleasure to have you over for dinner.”
Opposite of something which is owed such as a debt or bill
Opposite of the state of being thankful or grateful
Opposite of the fact or condition of being accountable or responsible for something
“In the end, the Commission suppressed the report and instead released a statement that ensured the inculpability of the government for the deaths in Darfur.”
Opposite of an authoritative order
“When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play my favorite tune on air.”
Opposite of something that is formally or legally required or obligatory
“There appears to be a nonnecessity to adhere to court etiquette as children of all ages ran amok.”
Opposite of the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
“We have the freedom to do what we want.”
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