Meaning of COMMITMENT
|Pronunciation: || ||ku'mitmunt|
| ||Definition:|| |
- [n] the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
- [n] the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
- [n] an engagement by contract involving financial obligation; "his business commitments took him to London"
- [n] the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment"
- [n] a message that makes a pledge
COMMITMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||allegiance, committal, committedness, consignment, dedication, dedication, loyalty|
| ||See Also:|| ||affirmation, assurance, communalism, confinement, consecration, content, cooperation, devotion, earnestness, engagement, faith, incurrence, involvement, message, oath, participation, pledge, promise, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity, subject matter, substance, swearing|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||Definition:|| |
1. The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or
trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.
They were glad to compound for his bare commitment
to the Tower, whence he was within few days
2. A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; --
more frequently termed a mittimus.
3. The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for
consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition
or a bill.
4. A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or
5. The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing,
endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being
pledged or engaged. --Hamilton.
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