obligation etymology

English word obligation comes from Latin ligandus, Latin ob, Latin ob- (Towards; against.)

Detailed word origin of obligation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ligandus Latin (lat)
ob Latin (lat) Against; facing. In the direction of, to, towards. On account of, according to, because of, due to, for (the purpose of).
ob- Latin (lat) Towards; against.
obligatum Latin (lat)
obligo Latin (lat) (rare) I bind together.. (rare) I tie, fasten.. I bind in obligation, make liable.. I make guilty.. I mortgage, pawn.. I restrain, impede.
obligationem Latin (lat)
obligacion Old French (fro)
obligation English (eng) (legal) A legal agreement stipulating a specified payment or action; the document containing such agreement.. A course of action imposed by society, law, or conscience by which someone is bound or restricted.. A social, legal, or moral requirement, duty, contract, or promise that compels someone to follow or avoid a particular course of action.. The act of binding oneself by a social, legal, [...]

Words with the same origin as obligation

Descendants of ob
occasion occasional occupation occupational occupy occurrence offend offender offensive offer oppose oppression pose
Descendants of ob-
bob object objection objective oblige oblivion obscure observation observe obsessive obsolete obstacle obtain obvious occur opportunity