Word:

Engagement

En`gage´ment
n.1.The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest.
2.The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.
3.That which engages; engrossing occupation; employment of the attention; obligation by pledge, promise, or contract; an enterprise embarked in; as, his engagements prevented his acceptance of any office.
Religion, which is the chief engagement of our league.
- Milton.
4.(Mil.) An action; a fight; a battle.
In hot engagement with the Moors.
- Dryden.
5.(Mach.) The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part.
Noun1.Engagementengagement - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
Synonyms: battle, conflict, fight
2.engagement - a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
Synonyms: appointment, date
3.Engagementengagement - a mutual promise to marry
Synonyms: betrothal, troth
4.engagement - the act of giving someone a job
Synonyms: employment
5.engagement - employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"
Synonyms: booking
6.engagement - contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"
7.Engagementengagement - the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
Antonyms:
non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation - withdrawing from the activities of a group

ENGAGEMENT. This word is frequently used in the French law to signify not only a contract, but the obligations arising from a quasi contract. The terms obligations (q.v.) and engagements, are said to be synonymous 17 Toull. n. 1; but the Code seems specially to apply the term engagement to those obligations which the law, imposes on a man without the intervention of any contract, either on the part of the obligor or the obligee. Art. 1370.

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