legal obligation

See: liability
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Nothing had happened to justify us in alarming my lady on the subject of the jewel; and nothing could alter the legal obligation that now lay on Mr.
The great body of the people abide by the dry legal obligation in both cases, and a few break over in each.
But, sir, the essence of the sacrament of matrimony" (so he called it, being a Roman) "consists not only in the mutual consent of the parties to take one another as man and wife, but in the formal and legal obligation that there is in the contract to compel the man and woman, at all times, to own and acknowledge each other; obliging the man to abstain from all other women, to engage in no other contract while these subsist; and, on all occasions, as ability allows, to provide honestly for them and their children; and to oblige the women to the same or like conditions, on their side.
Lack of a legal obligation to register marriages in Kenya means there is no safeguard to prevent child marriage, a report by Unicef shows.
IPSC/ Brussels/ Last week, one of the most prominent legal journals in the world, The European Journal of International Law, published an article on its website affirming that the European Union and its member states have a legal obligation to stop all trade with illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land.
If adopted, the legislation will place the Philippines at odds with its legal obligation under international treaties to which it is party, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its second, Optional Protocol aiming at the abolition of the death penalty.
The RAC said the figures show that councils should be under the same legal obligation to maintain roads as they are to provide minimum standards for education and social services.
Although the country has no legal obligation to grant asylum to every refugee, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said it has a moral obligation to protect them from the harm they flee from.
Is there any legal obligation to maintain boundary fences?
This decision responds to a Congressional request for GAO's opinion regarding whether the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) has a legal obligation to maintain the channels in Laughlin Lagoon that provide access to the Colorado River for boat traffic.
North American scholars of philosophy, political science, and law explore political and legal obligation in terms that were current during the Vietnam War and opposition to it.
Finally, there was no unconditional and legal obligation to repay at the time the advances were made.