commitment

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Etymology[edit]

commit +‎ -ment

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: com‧mit‧ment

Noun[edit]

commitment (plural commitments)

  1. The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:
    1. The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review.
    2. Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution
  2. Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:
    1. Act of assuming a financial obligation at a future date
  3. Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.
  4. The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.
  5. Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.
  6. State of being pledged or engaged.
  7. The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.

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