Loyalty vs Obligation - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between loyalty and obligation
is that loyalty
is the state of being loyal; fidelity while obligation
is the act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie to someone.
The state of being loyal; fidelity.
Faithfulness or devotion to some person, cause or nation.
The act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie to someone.
A social, legal, or moral requirement, duty, contract, or promise that compels someone to follow or avoid a particular course of action.
A course of action imposed by society, law, or conscience by which someone is bound or restricted.
(legal) A legal agreement stipulating a specified payment or action; the document containing such agreement.
* 1668 December 19, , “Mr.'' Alexander Seaton ''contra'' Menzies” in ''The Deci?ions of the Lords of Council & Se??ion I (Edinburgh, 1683),
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- The Pupil after his Pupillarity, had granted a Di?charge to one of the Co-tutors, which did extingui?h the whole Debt of that Co-tutor, and con?equently of all the re?t, they being all correi debendi , lyable by one individual Obligation , which cannot be Di?charged as to one, and ?tand as to all the re?t.
* Adjectives often used with "obligation": moral, legal, social, contractual, political, mutual, military, perpetual, etc.