com·mit·ment /kəˈmɪtmənt/ 名詞
1. The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.
They were glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower, whence he was within few days enlarged. --Clarendon.
2. A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.
3. The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.
4. A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.
5. The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged.
n 1: the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man
of energy and commitment" [syn: committedness]
2: the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally)
to a course of action; "his long commitment to public
service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team" [syn: allegiance,
3: an engagement by contract involving financial obligation;
"his business commitments took him to London"
4: a message that makes a pledge [syn: dedication]
5: the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as
in a prison or mental hospital) [syn: committal, consignment]