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Undertaking

A written promise offered as security for the performance of a particular act required in a legal action.

In a criminal case, an undertaking of bail is security for the appearance of the defendant. In the event the defendant fails to appear, the amount posted as bail is forfeited.

An undertaking with adequate security is a bond. The term is used in a general sense to refer to any type of promise or stipulation.

undertaking

(Attempt), noun design, effort, plan, purpose, quest, search, task undertaken, trial

undertaking

(Bond), noun pledge, security

undertaking

(Business), noun engagement, project, pursuit, task, transaction, venture

undertaking

(Commitment), noun agreement, obligation, pledge

undertaking

(Enterprise), noun adventure, affair, attempt, business, coeptum, concern, effort, emprise, engagement, essay, exercise, inceptum, job, move, occupation, operation, plan, program, project, pursuit, quest, search, task, trial, venture
Associated concepts: joint undertaking

undertaking

(Pledge), noun agreement, assurance, avowal, commitment, compact, contract, covenant, guarantee, insurance, oath, obligation, parole, pledged word, promise, security, stipulation, troth, vow, warrant, word
Associated concepts: bail undertaking, insufficiency of unnertaking, statutory undertaking, undertaking
See also: activity, adoption, affair, agreement, appointment, assumption, bail, burden, business, calling, campaign, charge, commitment, contract, covenant, coverage, effort, endeavor, enterprise, expedient, indenture, industry, insurance, job, labor, livelihood, maneuver, mission, occupation, operation, part, plan, pledge, position, post, practice, proceeding, profession, project, prosecution, pursuit, responsibility, role, specialty, transaction, vow, work

undertaking

in the law of the EUROPEAN UNION, one of the subjects of the law. It covers companies, partnerships and sole traders and is particularly the focus of the COMPETITION POLICY.

UNDERTAKING, contracts. An engagement by one of the parties to a contract to the other, and not the mutual engagement of the parties to each other; a promise. 5 East, R. 17; 2 Leon. 224, 5; 4 B, & A. 595.

References in classic literature ?
These, in the accomplishment of your undertaking, you were summoned to encounter in their most hideous forms; these you met with that fortitude, and combated with that perseverance, which you had promised in their anticipation; these you completely vanquished in establishing the foundations of New England, and the day which we now commemorate is the perpetual memorial of your triumph.
The novelty of the undertaking immediately strikes us.
Without substantially accomplishing this part of their undertaking, they would have very imperfectly fulfilled the object of their appointment, or the expectation of the public; yet that it could not be easily accomplished, will be denied by no one who is unwilling to betray his ignorance of the subject.
When the verdict was called for, the Jury declined, As the word was so puzzling to spell; But they ventured to hope that the Snark wouldn't mind Undertaking that duty as well.
The proposal for this scientific undertaking was officially made, yesterday, at the rooms of the Royal Geographical Society, and the sum of twenty-five hundred pounds was voted to defray the expenses of the enterprise.
The details of the undertaking were published in full in the bulletins of the Geographical Society of Paris; a remarkable article appeared in the Nouvelles Annales des Voyages, de la Geographie, de l'Histoire, et de l'Archaeologie de M.
If we wish to see King Roquat of the Rocks, we must visit his own country, where he is all powerful, and therefore it will be a dangerous undertaking.
But I wish you may have success in your undertaking, for I am heartily tired of ruling this stupid kingdom, and I need more leisure in which to admire my beautiful heads.
I undertook to guarantee him against all risks in the undertaking, from which his wife, a woman of no imagination, sought to frighten him.
Thwackum was encouraged to the undertaking by reflecting that to covet your neighbour's sister is nowhere forbidden: and he knew it was a rule in the construction of all laws, that "
I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking.
But supposing all these conjectures to be false, you cannot contest the inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind, to the last generation, by discovering a passage near the pole to those countries, to reach which at present so many months are requisite; or by ascertaining the secret of the magnet, which, if at all possible, can only be effected by an undertaking such as mine.