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Obligation

A legal responsibility, such as to repay a debt.

Obligation

Any requirement, especially a legal one. For example, one may have a legal obligation to disclose one's investments to the SEC. Likewise, one has an obligation to repay debts by the agreed-upon time. On the other hand, one has an ethical obligation to deal fairly with one's clients, even if the obligation is not legally enforceable.
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Section 2 offers some preliminaries, including a definition of the XVS structures analysed here and a brief description of the non-obligatory and obligatory uses of these constructions.
The participants in the movement "Against introduction of obligatory accumulative pension system" are carrying placards
1) Origin labelling is obligatory for beef under Regulation No 1760/2000
According to the draft, national military service will be obligatory and every Iraqi citizen should serve the country as a soldier.
Tleis called upon caretaker Transport Minister Ghazi Aridi to cancel the obligatory insurance imposed on Lebanese motorists.
Conceiving research participation as morally obligatory conflicts with the commonly held view that agreeing to join a research study is morally praiseworthy, recommended, or supererogatory.
It also aimed at identifying the moves that are considered obligatory, conventional, or optional by Iranian MA graduates.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Decisions made by the newly-formed National Council for Strategic Studies must be obligatory, Tareq al-Hashemi, the leader in al-Iraqiya bloc, has said on Monday.
Macedonia should remind the international community that this document is obligatory both for Macedonia and Greece in relation to admission to international organisations.
5 percent and to cancel the obligatory deposit if crediting of citizens rises above 11.