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obligation

noun uk   /ˌɒb.lɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɑː.blə-/
B2 [C or U] the fact that you are obliged to do something: [+ to infinitive] If you have not signed a contract, you are under no obligation to (= it is not necessary to) pay them any money. You have a legal obligation to (= the law says you must) ensure your child receives a proper education. [C] something that you must do: I don't have time to do his work for him - I've got too many obligations as it is.
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in Korean 의무…
in Arabic واجِب, التِزام…
in Portuguese obrigação…
in Catalan obligació…
in Japanese 義務…
in Italian obbligo, dovere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 義務, 責任, 職責…
in Russian обязанность, долг…
in Turkish yükümlülük, mecburiyet, görev…
in Chinese (Simplified) 义务, 责任, 职责…
in Polish obowiązek…
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