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Noun: commitment  ku'mit-munt
  1. The trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
    "a man of energy and commitment";
    - committedness
     
  2. The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    "his long commitment to public service";
    - allegiance, loyalty, dedication
     
  3. An engagement by contract involving financial obligation
    "his business commitments took him to London"
     
  4. A message that makes a pledge
    - dedication
     
  5. The official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
    - committal, consignment

Derived forms: commitments

Type of: confinement, content, cooperation, earnestness, engagement, involution, involvement, message, participation, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity, subject matter, substance

Encyclopedia: Commitment