obligation noun

ADJ. contractual, legal, statutory | moral, social | financial | family I can't travel next month because of family obligations. | professional | mutual

VERB + OBLIGATION discharge, fulfil, meet The builders failed to meet their contractual obligations. | comply with, honour | have We have a moral obligation to help. | feel | owe | assume, incur, take on | impose

OBLIGATION + VERB arise from sth obligations arising from your contract of employment

PREP. under an ~ I am under no obligation to tell you my name. | without ~ Our mortgage advice is given free and without obligation. | ~ to A lawyer owes an obligation of confidence to the client.