obligative

obligative

[ob-li-gey-tiv]
adjective
implying or involving obligation: an obligative commitment.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin obligāt(us) (see obligate) + -ive

unobligative, adjective
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obligate (ˈɒblɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to compel, constrain, or oblige morally or legally
2.  (in the US) to bind (property, funds, etc) as security
 
adj
3.  compelled, bound, or restricted
4.  biology Compare facultative able to exist under only one set of environmental conditions: an obligate parasite cannot live independently of its host
 
[C16: from Latin obligāre to oblige]
 
'obligable
 
adj
 
ob'ligative
 
adj
 
'obligator
 
n

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