Commitment vs. Obligation

Commitment vs. Obligation — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Commitment and Obligation

Commitmentnoun

The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.

Obligationnoun

A social, legal, or moral requirement, such as a duty, contract, or promise, that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action

Are you able to meet your obligations? I have an obligation to attend their wedding.

Commitmentnoun

Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.

Obligationnoun

The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty

I felt no obligation to offer my advice.

Commitmentnoun

A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.

Obligationnoun

(Law) A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.

Commitmentnoun

A pledge or obligation, as to follow a certain course of action

a public official's commitment to uphold the Constitution.

Obligationnoun

A debt instrument, such as a loan, mortgage, or bond.

Commitmentnoun

Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.

Obligationnoun

The state, fact, or feeling of being indebted to another for a special service or favor received

If they invite us, aren't we under obligation to invite them in return?.

Commitmentnoun

The state of being emotionally or intellectually devoted, as to a belief, a course of action, or another person

a profound commitment to the family.

Obligationnoun

The act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie to someone.

Commitmentnoun

The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:

Obligationnoun

A social, legal, or moral requirement, duty, contract, or promise that compels someone to follow or avoid a particular course of action.

Commitmentnoun

The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review.

Obligationnoun

A course of action imposed by society, law, or conscience by which someone is bound or restricted.

Commitmentnoun

Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution.

Obligationnoun

(legal) A legal agreement stipulating a specified payment or action; the document containing such agreement.

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Commitmentnoun

Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:

Obligationnoun

the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force;

we must instill a sense of duty in our childrenevery right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty

Commitmentnoun

Act of assuming a financial obligation at a future date.

Obligationnoun

the state of being obligated to do or pay something;

he is under an obligation to finish the job

Commitmentnoun

Being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons.

Obligationnoun

a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor

Commitmentnoun

The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.

Obligationnoun

a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply

Commitmentnoun

Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.

Commitmentnoun

State of being pledged or engaged.

Commitmentnoun

The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or in jail.

Commitmentnoun

the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose;

a man of energy and commitment

Commitmentnoun

the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action;

his long commitment to public servicethey felt no loyalty to a losing team

Commitmentnoun

an engagement by contract involving financial obligation;

his business commitments took him to London

Commitmentnoun

a message that makes a pledge

Commitmentnoun

the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)