Synonyms for obligation

Synonyms for (noun) obligation

Synonyms: obligation, duty, responsibility

Definition: the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

Usage: we must instill a sense of duty in our children; every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty- John D.Rockefeller Jr

Similar words: social control

Definition: control exerted (actively or passively) by group action


Synonyms: obligation

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

Similar words: written agreement

Definition: a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties


Synonyms: obligation, debt instrument, certificate of indebtedness

Definition: a written promise to repay a debt

Similar words: document

Definition: a written account of ownership or obligation


Synonyms: obligation, indebtedness

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

Similar words: personal relation, personal relationship

Definition: a relation between persons


Synonyms: obligation

Definition: the state of being obligated to do or pay something

Usage: he is under an obligation to finish the job

Similar words: state

Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes

Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state