commitment Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
- a man of energy and commitment
noun the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
dedication; loyalty; allegiance.
- his long commitment to public service
- they felt no loyalty to a losing team
noun an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
- his business commitments took him to London
noun a message that makes a pledge
noun the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
- The act of commiting, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consigment; esp., the act of commiting to prison.
They were glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower, whence he was within few days enlarged.
- A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.
- The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.
- A doing, or preperation, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.
- The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged.
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