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Obligation

A legal responsibility, such as to repay a debt.
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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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The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family introduced the obligatory online game shutdown law to ban young people under age 16 from accessing computer online games between midnight and 6 a.m.
The post House passes law for obligatory electronic submission of tax returns appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
The analysis of obligatory or formulaic XVS constructions has been neglected in the literature, with most studies focussing only on the non-obligatory type (Kreyer 2006, among others), since it has been argued (Green 1982; Chen 2003) that there seems to be no linguistic variation involved in the use of these types of constructions.
In issuing the obligatory prayer, Tagle noted that weather forecasters have warned that the El Nino phenomenon this year would spell prolonged drought in at least 46 provinces, potentially damaging crops and causing water shortage.
"Obligatory celibacy may also have contributed to abuse."
I will sincerely suggest to the caretakers of all places where national flag hoisting is an obligatory act that they must check on daily basis that the flag with the star and crescent is flying high with dignity and due respect is given to it all the time.
According to FEMA, this flexibility in relation to the initial proposal, which imposed obligatory technical checks on all motorcycles, shows that "common sense has prevailed in the end".
The participants in the movement "Against introduction of obligatory accumulative pension system" are carrying placards
Why was the EU content merely to request a report from the Commission on the eventual extension of obligatory origin labelling for meat used as an ingredient, and for meat-based preparations, two years after the entry into force of the new regulation?
The Kurdish Globe By Salih Waladbagi--Erbil A member of the Defense and Security Committee in Iraq's National Assembly has said that the committee has prepared a draft of obligatory national military service and will send it to office of General Commanding of Armed Forces and Ministry of Defense in order to reach a final draft.
Fabius called on fellow Security Council members to "take recourse to Chapter Seven (of the UN charter) to make the measures in the Annan plan obligatory".