obligatio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From obligō (bind in obligation; restrain), from ob (to, against) + ligō (bind, unite).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

obligātiō f (genitive obligātiōnis); third declension

  1. binding; engaging, pledging, obligation, bond
  2. obligatory relationship
  3. document that confirms a bond or obligation
  4. (figuratively) entangling, ensnaring

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative obligātiō obligātiōnēs
genitive obligātiōnis obligātiōnum
dative obligātiōnī obligātiōnibus
accusative obligātiōnem obligātiōnēs
ablative obligātiōne obligātiōnibus
vocative obligātiō obligātiōnēs

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References[edit]

  • obligatio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obligatio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “obligatio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • obligatio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • obligatio in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers