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commitment - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'commitment' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Commitment [ n.]
- The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.
- 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 perpetration, 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.

Meaning of 'commitment' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . commitment [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
Example in sentence:
  • a man of energy and commitment
Meaning (2):
- an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
Example in sentence:
  • his business commitments took him to London
Meaning (3):
- the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
Example in sentence:
  • his long commitment to public service;
  • they felt no loyalty to a losing team