[kuh-mit-muh nt] /kəˈmɪt mənt/
the act of committing.
the state of being committed.
the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.
a pledge or promise; obligation:
We have made a commitment to pay our bills on time.
They have a sincere commitment to religion.
perpetration or commission, as of a crime.
consignment, as to prison.
confinement to a mental institution or hospital:
The psychiatrist recommended commitment.
an order, as by a court or judge, confining a person to a mental institution or hospital.
Law. a written order of a court directing that someone be confined in prison; mittimus.
Parliamentary Procedure. the act of referring or entrusting to a committee for consideration.
the act of committing or pledging
the state of being committed or pledged
an obligation, promise, etc that restricts one’s freedom of action
the referral of a bill to a committee or legislature
(law) Also called (esp formerly) mittimus. a written order of a court directing that a person be imprisoned
the official consignment of a person to a mental hospital or prison
commission or perpetration, esp of a crime
a future financial obligation or contingent liability
1610s, “action of officially consigning to the custody of the state,” from commit + -ment. (Anglo-French had commettement.) Meaning “the committing of oneself, pledge, promise” is attested from 1793; hence, “an obligation, an engagement” (1864).
noun 1. a ceremony and celebration that affirms the love and commitment between two people who cannot legally marry, typically a same-sex or transgender couple. noun a social event celebrating a homosexual relationship; a same-sex wedding
- Commitment fee
noun 1. a charge made by a bank, in addition to interest, to make a loan available to a potential borrower
[kuh-mit-muh nt] /kəˈmɪt mənt/ noun 1. the act of committing. 2. the state of being committed. 3. the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself. 4. a pledge or promise; obligation: We have made a commitment to pay our bills on time. 5. engagement; involvement: They have a sincere commitment to religion. 6. perpetration or […]
[kuh-mit] /kəˈmɪt/ verb (used with object), committed, committing. 1. to give in trust or charge; consign. 2. to consign for preservation: to commit ideas to writing; to commit a poem to memory. 3. to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question; express (one’s intention, feeling, etc.): Asked if he was a candidate, […]