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Definition of commitment

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  1. The act or an instance of committing, especially:
    1. The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.
    2. Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.
    3. A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.
    1. A pledge to do.
    2. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
  2. The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons: a deep commitment to liberal policies; a profound commitment to the family.

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