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Pronunciation:  ku'mitmunt

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  1. [n]  the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
  2. [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"
  3. [n]  an engagement by contract involving financial obligation; "his business commitments took him to London"
  4. [n]  the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment"
  5. [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
\Com*mit"ment\, n.
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
         enlarged.                             --Clarendon.

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
   blunder; commission.

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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