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Any financial commitment undertaken, most commonly in relation to repaying money.

For example the obligation to repay a bond - together with related interest - or the obligation to repay other borrowings or other debt.

This type of obligation is sometimes known as a 'debt obligation'.


More generally, any legally binding financial or non-financial commitment.

These may be contractual obligations, or other legally binding obligations.


More broadly still, any type of commitment, whether or not it is legally binding.

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