Antonyms for obligations

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

Definition of obligations

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 :
  • Constitutionally, they turned upon the obligations of citizenship.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • I acknowledge my obligations to the masses of my countrymen, and to them alone.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • So we both felt our obligations; and, when I commanded, he cheerfully obeyed.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • He always fulfills his obligations, whether to employer or employed.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • Joe expressed his obligations, and continued, 'You can trust me then, and credit what I say.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • Raish makes it a point to have people under what he calls 'obligations' to him.
  • Extract from : « Galusha the Magnificent » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If they kill us, how can we requite them for our obligations?
  • Extract from : « The Strollers » by Frederic S. Isham
  • It teaches us not only the rights and privileges of society but also its duties and obligations.
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • Choate had a tremendous idea of the obligations of what he called love.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • We will carry out our obligations in the letter and the spirit.
  • Extract from : « England and Germany » by Emile Joseph Dillon

Synonyms for obligations

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