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(Nautical) The amount of cargo that a vessel can carry.
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  1. (Nautical) The amount of cargo that a vessel can carry.
  2. A duty, obligation, or responsibility.
  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.
The state or fact of being in need.
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  1. The state or fact of being in need.
  2. Something necessary:
  3. The compulsion or constraint of man-made circumstances, habit, custom, law, etc.; logical or moral conditions making certain actions inevitable or obligatory
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. A pledge or obligation, as to follow a certain course of action:
  3. A financial liability undertaken, as an agreement to buy or sell securities
Something owed, such as money, goods, or services:
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  1. Something owed, such as money, goods, or services:
  2. An obligation or liability to pay or render something to someone else:
  3. Financial instruments, such as bonds, mortgages, and loans, that represent a claim to payment and rights of creditorship:
Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
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  1. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
  2. Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
  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.
The formal allegation, contained in an indictment, information, or presentment, that a person committed a specific crime.
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  1. The formal allegation, contained in an indictment, information, or presentment, that a person committed a specific crime.
  2. The maximum or necessary quantity, as of fuel, that a container or apparatus is built to hold; also, the actual quantity held
  3. Care; custody:
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. A financial liability undertaken, as an agreement to buy or sell securities
  3. 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.
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. The application of something for a purpose; use:
  3. 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.
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:
The unfermented or fermenting juice expressed from fruit, especially grapes.
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  1. The unfermented or fermenting juice expressed from fruit, especially grapes.
  2. A state of frenzy in animals, esp. in the male elephant, usually associated with sexual heat
  3. Something that is absolutely required or indispensable:
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:
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.
An overdue debt. See also arrear. An overdue debt. See also arrear.
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  1. An overdue debt. See also arrear. An overdue debt. See also arrear.
  2. A payment owed.
  3. An item that is in arrears, as periodic payments on a debt or for taxes.
The state of being behind in fulfilling obligations:
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  1. The state of being behind in fulfilling obligations:
  2. Unpaid and overdue debts
  3. An unpaid, overdue debt or an unfulfilled obligation.
Something owed, such as money, goods, or services:
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  1. Something owed, such as money, goods, or services:
  2. A specific sum of money due as a result of a written or verbal agreement or by operation of law. A specific sum of money due as a result of a written or verbal agreement or by operation of law.
  3. Financial instruments, such as bonds, mortgages, and loans, that represent a claim to payment and rights of creditorship:
A charge or fee for membership, as in a club or organization.
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  1. A charge or fee for membership, as in a club or organization.
  2. Anything due or owed
  3. Something owed or deserved:
The amount owed; all one's debts
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  1. The amount owed; all one's debts
  2. All debts totalled.
  3. State of owing money; being in debt.
An obligation, debt or responsibility owed to someone.
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  1. An obligation, debt or responsibility owed to someone.
  2. (Accounting) A debt of a person or business, as a note payable or a long-term debenture
  3. More generally, a debt or other legal obligation to pay an assessed amount (for example, taxes).
Arrears
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  1. Arrears
  2. A payment owed.
  3. An item that is in arrears, as periodic payments on a debt or for taxes.
The state of being behind in fulfilling obligations:
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  1. The state of being behind in fulfilling obligations:
  2. Unpaid and overdue debts
  3. An unpaid or overdue obligation. A debt.
The amount owed; all one's debts
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  1. The amount owed; all one's debts
  2. State of owing money; being in debt.
  3. All debts totalled.
Something owed, such as money, goods, or services:
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  1. Something owed, such as money, goods, or services:
  2. An obligation or liability to pay or render something to someone else:
  3. Financial instruments, such as bonds, mortgages, and loans, that represent a claim to payment and rights of creditorship:
(Accounting) A debt of a person or business, as a note payable or a long-term debenture
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  1. (Accounting) A debt of a person or business, as a note payable or a long-term debenture
  2. More generally, a debt or other legal obligation to pay an assessed amount (for example, taxes).
  3. An obligation, debt or responsibility owed to someone.
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