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Definition: Deobligation

Quick Summary of Deobligation

Reducing the obligations on a contract.

Full Definition of Deobligation

Deobligation is a downward adjustment of the obligations recorded in a contract document.

It is typically caused by factors such as:

  • the termination of part of the project,
  • a reduction in material prices,
  • an under-run of costs, or
  • a correction to recorded amounts.

This is done by cancelling a project, reducing costs, overrunning costs, or correcting the amounts recorded.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Deobligation are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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