obligated obligated  /ˈɑb lə ˌɡeɪ tɪd/


  • (adj) caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course


  1. And there was this added benefit: the developers were obligated to cough up $241 million to the city and state whether or not they ever built.
  2. If women who already have a bunch of kids were to approach Stillman for help conceiving more, he says he'd be obligated to help.
  3. Clinton in no way feels obligated to the women's, ethnic and liberal lobbying groups that seem to have driven him to distraction.


  1. Fitch Upgrades Immanuel Obligated Group's (Nebraska) 2010 Revs to 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

    Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following bonds issued on behalf of the Immanuel Obligated Group to 'AA-' from 'A-':
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Fitch Downgrades Doctors Community Hospital (MD) Revs to 'BB+'; Outlook Revised to Stable

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has downgraded to 'BB+' from 'BBB-'the following bonds issued by Maryland Health and Higher Education Facilities Authority issued on behalf of Doctors Community Hospital: --$82,670,000 fixed rate bonds, series 2010 --$66,180,000, fixed rate bonds, series 2007A Fitch's analysis is based on Doctors Community Hospital and Subsidiaries (DCH). The obligated ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  3. Diocese was obligated to reveal sex-abuse allegations against priest, lawyers argue

    Attorneys for William Picher, of Augusta, who accused a priest of sexually abusing him as a child, argued before Maine's highest court Tuesday over whether the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland was obligated to disclose that the priest was later accused of abusing other children.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Morning Sentinel


  1. "I don't want folks to venture out because we're having church and they feel obligated," the Rev. Glenn Mortimer said after calling off services at Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church in Wakefield, Mass.
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Glenn Source: Forbes

  2. "With four stars on your chest, you feel obligated to win. It's only natural to feel pressure but we were too afraid. I saw it in the faces of my teammates," Cannavaro said.
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Fabio Cannavaro Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "You are obligated to answer each question completely and truthfully," Conyers, a Democrat, replied sternly.
    on May 22, 2007 By: John Conyers Source: International Herald Tribune

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