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

Translation of obligation in Italian:


  • 2 (commitment)
    (contractual) obbligo (masculine) (to verso) (to do di fare)
    (personal) impegno (masculine) (to verso) (to do a fare)
    without obligation (Business) there is no obligation to pay
    non c'è obbligo di pagamento
    “no obligation to buy” (Business) to discharge o fulfil one's obligations
    onorare i propri impegni
    he failed to meet his obligations
    non ha rispettato i suoi impegni
    to place somebody under (an) obligation to do
    obbligare qualcuno a fare
    to be under obligation to do
    essere tenuto a fare
  • 3 (debt)
    (financial) impegno (masculine) di spesa
    obbligazione (feminine)
    (of gratitude) debito (masculine)
    to meet one's obligations
    onorare i propri debiti
    to repay an obligation
    to be under obligation to somebody for something
    essere in debito con qualcuno per qualcosa

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