noun Date: 1603 1. a. an act of committing to a charge or trust: as (1) a consignment to a penal or mental institution (2) an act of referring a matter to a legislative committee b. mittimus 2. a. an agreement or pledge to do something in the future; especially an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date b. something pledged c. the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled <
a commitment to a cause

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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