undertaking


undertaking
un·der·tak·ing n
1: a promise or pledge esp. required by law
2: something (as cash or a written promise) deposited or given as security esp. in a court
◇ Undertakings are often required of one party during property actions (as for attachment) in order to compensate the other party should the court's action (as in attaching the property) be found unjustified later.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

undertaking
I (attempt) noun design, effort, plan, purpose, quest, search, task undertaken, trial II (bond) noun pledge, security III (business) noun engagement, enterprise, project, pursuit, task, transaction, venture IV (commitment) noun agreement, contract, obligation, pledge V (enterprise) noun adventure, affair, attempt, business, coeptum, concern, effort, emprise, endeavor, engagement, essay, exercise, inceptum, job, move, occupation, operation, plan, program, project, pursuit, quest, search, task, trial, venture associated concepts: joint undertaking VI (pledge) noun agreement, assurance, avowal, commitment, compact, contract, covenant, engagement, guarantee, insurance, oath, obligation, parole, pledged word, promise, security, stipulation, troth, vow, warrant, word associated concepts: bail undertaking, insufficiency of undertaking, statutory undertaking, undertaking VII index activity, agreement (contract), appointment (position), assumption (adoption), bail, burden, business (affair), business (occupation), calling, campaign, charge (responsibility), commitment (responsibility), contract, covenant, coverage (insurance), endeavor, enterprise (undertaking), expedient, indenture, industry (business), job, labor (work), livelihood, maneuver (tactic), mission, occupation (vocation), operation, part (role), plan, pledge (binding promise), post, practice (professional business), proceeding, profession (vocation), project, prosecution (criminal trial), pursuit (effort to secure), pursuit (occupation), role, specialty (contract), transaction, vow, work (effort)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


undertaking
Where one person gives a promise that he will carry out or perform a task or service and his promise is intended to be legally enforceable.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


undertaking
in the law of the European Union, one of the subjects of the law. It covers companies, partnerships and sole traders and is particularly the focus of the competition policy.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


undertaking
United Kingdom
The meaning of this term varies depending on the context in which it is used.
• For the purposes of the Companies Act 2006, it means either:
o A body corporate or partnership; or
o An unincorporated association carrying on a trade or business, with or without a view to profit (section 1161, Companies Act 2006).
• In a finance or property law context, in some cases, an agreement or promise to do or provide something, or to refrain from doing or providing something, which is meant to be binding on the party giving the undertaking.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


undertaking
A written promise offered as security for the performance of a particular act required in a legal action.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


undertaking
A written promise offered as security for the performance of a particular act required in a legal action.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • undertaking — enterprise, early 15c., from prp. of UNDERTAKE (Cf. undertake) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

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