Does she have an obligation that extends beyond the world of fashion?
I think we have an obligation to do right by the environment.
It is hard to conceive of this still going on, but my obligation was to getting the truth out there—again, so the world will know.
Does an employer have an obligation to pay more for workers when they can get them for less?
That sense of obligation did not allow much room for cynicism or a sense of civic impotence.
The creditor loses his usury and the debtor is acquitted of his obligation.
But I don't wish to be under any obligation to him, that's certain.
And fireside happiness is less important than the meeting of an obligation!
He cannot permit the burden of obligation to remain upon him.
If a tenant assigns his lease is he relieved from his obligation to pay rent?
c.1300, from Old French obligacion "obligation, duty, responsibility" (early 13c.) and directly from Latin obligationem (nominative obligatio) "an engaging or pledging," literally "a binding" (but rarely used in this sense), noun of action from past participle stem of obligare (see oblige). The notion is of binding with promises or by law or duty.