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Definition of Commitment

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obligation, promise; act of committing
Commitment Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.
  
(n.)
The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged.
  
(n.)
The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.
  
(n.)
A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.
  
(n.)
A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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commitment
\com*mit"ment\ (?), n.
1. the act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison. they were glad to compound for his bare commitment to the tower, whence he was within few days enlarged.
2. a warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.
3. the act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.
4. a doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.
5. the act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged. amilton.
commitment
n
1. the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment" [syn: committedness]


2. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team" [syn: 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 [syn: dedication]


5. the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital) [syn: committal, consignment]



for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment"
(synonym) committedness
(hypernym) seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity
2. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
(synonym) allegiance, loyalty, dedication
(hypernym) cooperation
(hyponym) communalism
(derivation) give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote
3. an engagement by contract involving financial obligation; "his business commitments took him to London"
(hypernym) engagement, participation, involvement, involution
(hyponym) incurrence
(derivation) invest, put, commit, place
4. a message that makes a pledge
(synonym) dedication
(hypernym) message, content, subject matter, substance
(hyponym) oath, swearing
5. the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
(synonym) committal, consignment
(hypernym) confinement
(derivation) commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge
Commitment Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of management terminology
1 The act of standing behind a policy whose value ends when the policy is concluded
"We made a commitment to this"
See: Buy in 
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
A trader is said to have a commitment when he assumes the obligation to accept or make delivery on a futures contract. Related: Open interest.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
investment or any other things that a firm launched into a business
Commitment Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Commitment may refer to:
  • Promise, or personal commitment
  • Contract, a legally binding exchange of promises
  • Brand commitment
  • Involuntary commitment, the use of legal means or forms to commit a person to a mental hospital, insane asylum or psychiatric ward
  • Ontological commitment, belief in an ontology in philosophy
  • Organizational commitment
  • Commitment scheme, in cryptography
  • Kingsbury Commitment, the beginning of AT&T's monopoly in the telephone industry
  • Climate commitment, a model of climate change

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Commitment Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
COMMIT - To send a person to prison by virtue of a warrant or other lawful writ, for the commission of a crime, offence or misdemeanor, or for a contempt, or non-payment of a debt.

COMMITMENT - The warrant or order by which a court or magistrate directs a ministerial officer to take a person to prison. The commitment is either for further hearing or it is final.

The formal requisites of the commitment are:

- 1st. that it be in writing, under hand, and seal, and show the authority of the magistrate, and the time and place of making it. In this case it is said a seal is not indispensable.

- 2d. It must be made in the name of the United States, or of the commonwealth, or people, as required by the Constitution of the United States or of the several states.

- 3d. It should be directed to the keeper of the prison and not generally to carry the party to prison.

- 4th. The prisoner should be described by his name and surname or the name he gives as his.

- 5th. The commitment ought to state that the party has been charged on oath.

- 6th. The particular crime charged against the prisoner should be mentioned with convenient certainty.

- 7th. The commitment should point out the place of imprisonment and not merely direct that the party be taken to prison.

- 8th. In a final commitment, the command to the keeper of the prison should be to keep the prisoner 'until he shall be discharged by due course of law,' when the offence is not bailable; when it is bailable the jailer should be directed to keep the prisoner in his 'said custody for want of sureties, or until he shall be discharged by due course of law.' When the commitment is not final, it is usual to commit the prisoner 'for further hearing.' The commitment is also called a mittimus.

The act of sending a person to prison charged with the commission of a crime by virtue of such a warrant is also called a commitment.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
OJJDP's Performance Measures Glossary
A court order giving guardianship of a juvenile to the state department of juvenile justice or corrections. The facility in which a juvenile may be placed may be publicly or privately operated and may range from a secure correctional placement to a nonsecure or staff-secure facility, group home, foster care, or day treatment setting.
  
Source: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ( About )
Commitment Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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