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Something obligatory; a prerequisite.
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  1. Something obligatory; a prerequisite.
  2. Something required; something obligatory or demanded, as a condition
  3. Something needed; necessity; need
Necessity or obligation created by some situation
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  1. Necessity or obligation created by some situation
  2. A lack of something useful, required, or desired
  3. A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved:
The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
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  1. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
  2. (Law) An agreement or duty by which one person (the obligor) is legally bound to make payment or perform services for the benefit of another (the obligee)
  3. A binding, formal arrangement or an agreement to a liability to pay a specified amount or to do a certain thing for a person or group of persons. See also duty and liability.
Used to indicate probability or likelihood:
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  1. Used to indicate probability or likelihood:
  2. Used to indicate obligation or duty:
  3. To be desirable
Used to express obligation, duty, propriety, or desirability
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  1. Used to express obligation, duty, propriety, or desirability
  2. Used in polite or tentative expression of opinion
  3. Used to express conditionality or contingency:
To be necessary.
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  1. To be necessary.
  2. To be necessary; chiefly in impersonal or subjunctive constructions
  3. To be in need
Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
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  1. Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
  2. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
  3. In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
Expense; cost:
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  1. Expense; cost:
  2. Care; custody:
  3. The maximum or necessary quantity, as of fuel, that a container or apparatus is built to hold; also, the actual quantity held
Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
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  1. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
  2. An order, especially one from a court, directing that a person be taken to and placed in the care or custody of a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution.
  3. A financial liability undertaken, as an agreement to buy or sell securities
A measure of efficiency expressed as the amount of work done per unit of energy used.
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  1. A measure of efficiency expressed as the amount of work done per unit of energy used.
  2. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract.
  3. The application of something for a purpose; use:
A verb form of the imperative mood.
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  1. A verb form of the imperative mood.
  2. A command; order
  3. A rule, principle, or need that requires or compels certain action:
Necessity or obligation created by some situation
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  1. Necessity or obligation created by some situation
  2. A lack of something useful, required, or desired
  3. A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved:
The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
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  1. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
  2. (Law) An agreement or duty by which one person (the obligor) is legally bound to make payment or perform services for the benefit of another (the obligee)
  3. A binding, formal arrangement or an agreement to a liability to pay a specified amount or to do a certain thing for a person or group of persons. See also duty and liability.
Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden.
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  1. Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden.
  2. (Military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
  3. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person’s mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt. See also competent and capacity. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person’s mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt. See also competent and capacity.
Anything essential to the existence or occurrence of something else; prerequisite
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  1. Anything essential to the existence or occurrence of something else; prerequisite
  2. A state of physical fitness:
  3. A future and uncertain event, fact, or circumstance whose existence or occurrence is necessary for the existence or determining the extent of an obligation or liability. See also estate and fee simple.
Something necessary or fundamental; indispensable, inherent, or basic feature or principle
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  1. Something necessary or fundamental; indispensable, inherent, or basic feature or principle
Something that cannot be done without; necessary thing
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  1. Something that cannot be done without; necessary thing
  2. Great or imperative need
  3. Pressing or urgent need, especially that arising from poverty.
Necessity or obligation created by some situation
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  1. Necessity or obligation created by some situation
  2. A lack of something useful, required, or desired
  3. A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved:
A requirement which must be satisfied before taking a course of action.
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  1. A requirement which must be satisfied before taking a course of action.
  2. A condition that must exist or be established before something can occur or be considered; a prerequisite.
In education, a course or topic that must be completed before another course or topic can be started. May be colloquially referred to as a prereq.
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  1. In education, a course or topic that must be completed before another course or topic can be started. May be colloquially referred to as a prereq.
  2. Something that is prerequisite, as a course that is required prior to taking an advanced course.
  3. Something that must be gained in order to gain something else
Something obligatory; a prerequisite.
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  1. Something obligatory; a prerequisite.
  2. Something required; something obligatory or demanded, as a condition
  3. Something needed; necessity; need
Something requisite
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  1. Something requisite
  2. Something that is indispensable; a requirement:
An essential element or condition:
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  1. An essential element or condition:
  2. An essential condition, qualification, etc.; indispensable thing; absolute prerequisite
  3. Without which not. Something that is indispensable and upon which something else relies. Without which not. Something that is indispensable and upon which something else relies.
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