French translation of 'obligation'
1. (= duty) obligation f
to have an obligation to sb [parent, person in need] avoir une obligation envers qn
His daughter didn’t seem to feel much of an obligation to him. Sa fille ne semblait pas ressentir beaucoup d’obligations envers lui.
to have a contractual obligation to sb avoir une obligation contractuelle envers qn
an obligation to do sth l’obligation de faire qch
There is no legal obligation to state it on the label. Il n’y a pas d’obligation légale de le mentionner sur l’étiquette.
to have an obligation to do sth avoir l’obligation de faire qch
to be under an obligation to do sth être dans l’obligation de faire qch
to be under no obligation to do sth n’être aucunement dans l’obligation de faire qch
We are under no obligation to give him what he wants Nous ne sommes aucunement dans l’obligation de lui donner ce qu’il veut
There is no obligation on them to do this. Ils n’ont aucune obligation de faire cela.
2. (= debt) obligation f
“without obligation” « sans engagement »
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Example Sentences Including 'obligation'
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Businesses have realised for some time that sustainability is not only an ethical obligation but a commercial opportunity.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
People should not feel any obligation to stay with their bank if they are not satisfied.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The entire medieval organization was based on a system of mutual obligations and services up and down the hierarchy.Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)
The overwhelming reason for being involved with the scheme was to meet social obligations.Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)
There is a belief that the employer has a moral and ethical obligation to the workforce.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Yet organizations bear social and ethical obligations for the safety and health of their employees.A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, Functions
So you may feel a moral obligation to yourself to declare your love.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
There is no general legal obligation for annual service charge accounts to be prepared or audited by an accountant.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There is no legal obligation for a manufacturer to make any spare parts available.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
When we see injustice we have a moral obligation to stand up and do something.The Sun (2013)
Work hard and respect your ethical obligations.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Sky claimed more than one club had failed to meet obligations.The Sun (2016)
You have a moral obligation to highlight this.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
She also feels an obligation to convey that to young people.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It fears legal challenges from people who say councils are not meeting an obligation to ensure their dignity and wellbeing.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
It recommended that a publicity campaign be launched to ensure employers know their legal obligations, and that workers know how to complain effectively.The Sun (2017)
She has no sense of duty or obligation to the country.The Sun (2015)
The business had been in breach of its legal obligation to employ a transport manager to oversee safety procedures.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The corporation would still be governed as a not-for-profit company with public service obligations.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The freedom to act and a stern moral obligation to act in certain ways were seen as two sides of the same coin.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We already have difficulty enough persuading some parents to meet this small obligation.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We have a legal and moral obligation to ensure that these people and their families are protected.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
MI5 now regularly reviews and releases its files to the national archives; the royal family feel no such obligation.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They were the responsible generation with a sense of duty and obligation.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Now it was not a matter of duty or obligation to get to know her.Christianity Today (2000)
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'obligation' in Other Languages
British English: obligation NOUN
If you have an obligation to do something, it is your duty to do that thing.
When teachers assign homework, students usually feel an obligation to do it.
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Translation of obligation from the Collins English to French Dictionary