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obligate

verb agree to perform, agree to be burrened with, assume a duty, assume a moral responsibility for, assume responsibility for, assume the performance of, become legally responsible for, become obliged, charged with, committed to accomplish, compel, contracted, covenanted, indebted to, promise to do
Associated concepts: contractual duties, implied obligations
See also: assign, coerce, compel, constrain, detail, encumber, entail, exact, force, guarantee, necessitate, press, require
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As the GAO stated, when the NMB "appoints an arbitrator, it is the amount of the commitment, not the commitment itself, that is uncertain." (19) Therefore, the key event was the appointment letter, and not necessarily the pre-approval of monthly expenses, which the NMB was using as the basis for obligating funds.
The general rule for economic effect requires that (1) proper capital accounts be maintained, (2) liquidating distributions be made in accordance with positive capital account balances and (3) a partner have a deficit restoration obligation (DRO), generally obligating the partner to restore any deficit capital account balance on the liquidation of the partnership.
For example, seven states reported spending or obligating all of the funds they had received during fiscal years 2005 through 2007.