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obligation,

n an assumed or assigned duty imposed by promise, law, contract, or society; the binding power of a vow, promise, oath, or contract.
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In the worst cases, the `junkie' has entered a third type of personhood, in which desire has become centred on a single commodity, and any obligational connection to others has absolutely ended.
KYTC also covenants that if only a portion of the obligational authority is provided by the federal government, KYTC will reserve the same pro rata share of that portion of the obligational authority for debt service for that year until the full amount is provided.
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said the Department released two Multi-Year Obligational Authority (MYOA) to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) for the LRT/MRT contactless smart card and the New Passenger Terminal Project of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).
The DSCA is responsible for preparing annual budget requests for the EMS Trust Fund obligational and outlay authority necessary to support the FMS program.
deobligate funds or increase the obligational level, as needed.
Following Sako (1992), Japanese supply systems are characterised as based on obligational contract relations (OCR), in which long-run, trust-based relations place a premium on innovation and cost reduction.
That women suffer a higher level of depression while at the same time being part of obligational networks does not invalidate my argument, since such roles have been delegitimised, and now present themselves as meaningless drudgery rather than `women's lot'.
The relatively high judicial cost of calculating how the parties would have filled certain obligational gaps can justify the common law impulse to void certain contracts for vagueness--even though the parties did not intend for them to be voided.

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