[ob-li-gawr, ob-li-gawr] /ˌɒb lɪˈgɔr, ˈɒb lɪˌgɔr/

noun, Law.
a person who is bound to another.
a person who gives a bond.
a person who binds himself by contract to perform some obligation; debtor
a person who gives a bond

“person who binds himself to another by contract,” 1540s, agent noun in Latin form from oblige.


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