Part of speech:
The state of being emotionally or intellectually devoted, as to a belief, a course of action, or another person:
Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
Responsibility for a wrong; blame
A social, legal, or moral requirement, such as a duty, contract, or promise, that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action:
Pressing or urgent need, especially that arising from poverty.
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.
Relating to or expressing moral duty or obligation:
Required by fashion; fashionable
The definition of imperative is something that has authority or is absolutely necessary.
(Zoology) Bent downwards so that the ends touch, or rest on, something else.
Required beforehand, esp. as a necessary condition for something following
(Law) A properly executed and legally binding contract.
(Law) Evidence of a long-term debt, by which the bond issuer (the borrower) is obliged to pay interest when due, and repay the principal at maturity, as specified on the face of the bond certificate. The rights of the holder are specified in the bond indenture, which contains the legal terms and conditions under which the bond was issued. Bonds are available in two forms: registered bonds, and bearer bonds.
An obligation or liability to pay or render something to someone else:
The definition of an encumbrance is a burden or hindrance, or a claim attached to a piece of property or other asset by a lender until the loan is paid in full.
Tenure of office
The condition of owing money to another.
Liability is defined as the state of being responsible for something or something that someone is responsible for.
The paperwork reflecting such a loan and security interest.
A condition of poverty or misfortune:
Benevolent, honorable behavior considered to be the responsibility of persons of high birth or rank.
The document or agreement, or a provision in a document or agreement, specifying something that is agreed to.
(Law) A guarantee
A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation:
Unpaid and overdue debts
Something owed or deserved:
A person considered with regard to his or her credit or reliability in discharging debts.
a written promise to repay a debt
The definition of a promise is a statement given by someone that he will do as he said, or it can refer to a person's potential.
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