from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who binds oneself to another by contract or legal agreement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The party bearing a legal obligation to another party, the obligee.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The person who binds himself, or gives his bond to another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the person who binds himself or gives his bond to another.
oblige + -or (Wiktionary)