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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --Clarendon. 
 
  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.  --Hamilton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commitment 
  n  1:  the  trait  of  sincere  and  steadfast  fixity  of  purpose;  "a  man 
  of  energy  and  commitment"  [syn:  {commitedness}] 
  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  a  prison  (or 
  mental  hospital)  [syn:  {committal},  {consignment}] 




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