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commitment

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The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
John Maynard Keynes
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English

Hyphenation

com·mit·ment

Etymology

commit + -ment

Noun

Singular
commitment

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commitment ({{{1}}})
  1. The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:
    • The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review
    • Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution
  2. Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:
    • Assuming a financial obligation at a future date
  3. Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.
  4. Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.
  5. State of being pledged or engaged.
  6. The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.
  7. The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.

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