commitment commitment  /kə ˈmɪt mənt/


  1. (n) the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
  2. (n) the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
  3. (n) an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
  4. (n) a message that makes a pledge
  5. (n) the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)


  1. Ruben Rosario: Civil commitment laws for sex offenders cause a judicial dilemma

    Whether to release a convicted sex offender might be one of the most challenging questions for judges who deal with federal civil commitment cases.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  2. Cognizant Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Washington, D.C. Maker Faire

    TEANECK, N.J., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) will announce its commitment to partner with the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( NCEI ) to develop several initiatives ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. National Commitment to Local Communities Extended by Civic Duty Support

    “Caring Commitment in Action” is bolstered by support from Civic Duty and its co-founders Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi. Assistance League appreciates being able to enrich more lives and communities through the hands-on efforts of their network of more than 26,000 volunteers. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. British prime minister Brown said: "This tragedy reinforces our commitment to confront terrorism. It strengthens our determination never to concede to the demands of terrorists, nor to pay ransoms."
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

  2. "I want to emphasize what a number of our country's leaders recently affirmed - that our commitment to Afghanistan is an enduring one and that we are committed to a sustained effort to help the people of this country over the long-term. Neither you...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (blog)

  3. "For those who doubt the president's desire and commitment to succeed in Afghanistan, his nomination of General Petraeus to run this war should cause them to think twice," said Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: John McCain Source: Dallas Morning News

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tacit tacit
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