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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMITMENT

America, at its best, matches a commitment to principle with a concern for civility.

And this commitment, if we keep it, is a way to shared accomplishment.

Commitment: This term is used referring to a purchase of stock.

The instrument bore the date of Champney Googe's commitment.

In the confusion, he offered to draw the warrant for his own commitment.

The commitment of the petition, on that ground, cannot be contended.

I still called to have the mittimus read; for that signified the cause of my commitment.

Returning to the office, he looked at the commitment, and then again at Manuel.

The behaviour of Gow from his first commitment was reserved and morose.

Mr. Frazier signed my commitment too, pretending to be a cousin.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "action of officially consigning to the custody of the state," from commit + -ment. (Anglo-French had commettement.) Meaning "the committing of oneself, pledge, promise" is attested from 1793; hence, "an obligation, an engagement" (1864).

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