|Reference: obligatory vs obligations|
required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.
"use of seat belts in cars is now obligatory"
synonyms: compulsory, mandatory, prescribed, required, demanded, statutory, enforced, binding, incumbent; More
antonyms: voluntary, optional
(of a ruling) having binding force.
"a sovereign whose laws are obligatory"
so customary or fashionable as to be expected of everyone or on every occasion.
"it was a quiet little street with the obligatory pub at the end"
synonyms: customary, traditional, usual, accustomed, routine, familiar, regular, habitual; More
plural noun: obligations
an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.
"I have an obligation to look after her"
synonyms: duty, commitment, responsibility, moral imperative; More
the condition of being morally or legally bound to do something.
"they are under no obligation to stick to the scheme"
a debt of gratitude for a service or favour.
"she didn't want to be under an obligation to him"
synonyms: contract, agreement, deed, covenant, bond, treaty, deal, pact, compact, understanding, transaction More
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PRO pts in category: 16