under an obligation

under an obligation
= under obligation

the district attorney is under obligation to investigate

they don't understand that they are under obligation to intervene

Syn:
beholden, obliged, in someone's debt, indebted, obligated, compelled, duty-bound, honor-bound

Thesaurus of popular words. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • under an obligation — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • under legal obligation — index actionable, liable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • under an obligation — 1) forced to do something for legal or moral reasons under an obligation to do something: The court held that the bank was under an obligation to return the deposit. Our client is under no obligation to accept your offer. place/put someone under… …   English dictionary

  • under an obligation — BEHOLDEN, obliged, in someone s debt, indebted, obligated, owing someone a debt of gratitude, duty bound, honour bound. → obligation …   Useful english dictionary

  • under an obligation — committed to something, owing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be under legal obligation — index answer (be responsible) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • under obligation — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”