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1 : to bind legally or morally [was obligated to pay child support]
2 : to commit (as funds or property) to meet or provide security for an obligation
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.