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The firm has an obligation to its customers.
Buyers have no legal obligation to disclose personal financial information.
The council has failed to fulfil its statutory obligation to the public.
Estimates are available on request, without obligation.
She felt a certain obligation towards him because of everything he had done for her in the past.
Emma felt a tremendous sense of obligation towards her sister.
The court held that the bank was under an obligation to return the deposit.
Our client is under no obligation to accept your offer.
Local authorities should be placed under an obligation to complete the work.
This is the British English definition of obligation. View American English definition of obligation.
a particle that is smaller than an atom and has no electrical charge
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd a word
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