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British English: /ɒblɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/
American English: /ˌɑbləˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of obligation in French:


  • 1 (duty)
    devoir (m) (towards, to envers)
    family/moral obligations
    devoirs familiaux/moraux
    to have an obligation to do
    avoir le devoir de faire
    to be under (an) obligation to do to fulfil one's obligations out of a sense of obligation
    par sens du devoir
  • 2 (commitment) (contractual)
    obligation (f) (to envers) (to do de faire)
    (personal) engagement (m) (to envers)
    without obligation (Business)
    sans engagement
    there is no obligation to pay
    vous n'êtes pas obligé de payer
    ‘no obligation to buy’ (Business)
    ‘sans obligation d'achat’
    to discharge ou fulfil one's obligations he failed to meet his obligations
    il a manqué à ses engagements
    to place somebody under (an) obligation to do
    mettre quelqu'un dans l'obligation de faire
    to be under obligation to do
  • 3 (debt) (financial)
    (of gratitude) dette (f) de reconnaissance
    to meet one's obligations
    honorer ses dettes
    to repay an obligation
    s'acquitter d'une dette de reconnaissance
    to be under obligation to somebody for something
    être redevable à quelqu'un de quelque chose
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