Commitment Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Commitment.

Commitment (noun)

  1. In a legal context, commitment refers to the act of formally sending or directing someone to a place, especially under the authority of a court. This might be a jail, mental institution, or other facility, where they are held for examination, trial, or treatment, rather than as punishment for a proven crime.
  2. More broadly, it relates to the obligation or pledge to carry out certain actions or fulfill responsibilities.