from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of committing, especially:
- n. The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.
- n. Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.
- n. A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.
- n. A pledge to do.
- n. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
- n. The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons: a deep commitment to liberal policies; a profound commitment to the family.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:
- n. The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review.
- n. Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution
- n. Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:
- n. Act of assuming a financial obligation at a future date
- n. Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.
- n. Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.
- n. State of being pledged or engaged.
- n. The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.
- n. The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.
- n. A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.
- n. The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report.
- n. A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.
- n. The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of committing.
- n. A written order of a court directing that some one be confined in prison: formerly more often termed a mittimus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
- n. a message that makes a pledge
- n. an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
- n. the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
- n. the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
David Cameron has reiterated his commitment to the arts, and indeed Samantha Cameron's commitment, which shouldn't be underestimated as an influence on David. "
I like the word commitment better than resolution because it is a word I am already committed to.
The Wisconsin commitment is the fastest of all the nation's top linebackers.
Finally, after a frustrating on-again, off-again commitment from the San Francisco Giants and the National League, and armed with a powerful partnership that included R. Howard Webster and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Labatt's landed an American League expansion franchise.
And somewhere in Alaska Sarah Palin is wondering what the word commitment means...
Then I look at the title commitment, and he's not even the owner of the subject property, which, by the way, is a no-doc, max-LTV cash out refi to take $200,000 in equity out.
Others, like the title commitment, require humans to enter literally everything on them.
Having an attorney review the title commitment is not time-consuming or very expensive and is a good investment.
In summary, most buyers would spend about $200 to $400 to have an attorney take a look at the contract as prepared by the real estate agent before it's submitted, review the title commitment and review the closing documents.
The lawyer in the previous transaction would have produced his title commitment showing there was no federal tax liability.