Antonyms for obligation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ob-li-gey-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɒb lɪˈgeɪ ʃən

Definition of obligation

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old French obligacion "obligation, duty, responsibility" (early 13c.) and directly from Latin obligationem (nominative obligatio) "an engaging or pledging," literally "a binding" (but rarely used in this sense), noun of action from past participle stem of obligare (see oblige). The notion is of binding with promises or by law or duty.
  • noun responsibility
Example sentences :
  • But I don't wish to be under any obligation to him, that's certain.
  • Extract from : « The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage » by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Yet I don't like to owe him an obligation, if I could help it.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He cannot permit the burden of obligation to remain upon him.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • At the lowest mark, the balance will be even, and there'll be no obligation at all.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • This obligation to learn ceases when certain examinations are passed.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • I am now in a state of obligation: so must rest satisfied with whatever I cannot help.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • But I have let him pay for me again and again, and I don't know how to rid the obligation.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • Let then your future life show that you are not insensible of the magnitude of the obligation.
  • Extract from : « Gomez Arias » by Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • The obligation of marriage was legal, like military service.
  • Extract from : « The Truth About Woman » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • I feel myself absolved from all obligation to let him remain.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill

Synonyms for obligation

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019