Definitions of commitment

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a message that makes a pledge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an engagement by contract involving financial obligation; "his business commitments took him to London" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The act of sending, charging, etc.; usually, the sending of a person to prison. Also, committal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Act of committing: an order for sending to prison: imprisonment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Order for sending to prison; imprisonment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The act of committing, or the state of being committed, as to prison. committal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The act of committing; the act of entrusting, pledging, referring, &c.; perpetration; imprisonment; an order for confining in prison. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A sending to prison; an order for confinement in prison; the act of referring to or intrusting to; a doing or perpetration; the act of pledging or engaging. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; more frequently termed a mittimus. dictgcide_fs
  18. n. Act of committing; particularly, committing to prison. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. Act of sending to prison ; an order for sending to prison. Complete Dictionary