Commitment

Definition of 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.

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