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Taking valuable vacation time and dollars for obligatory family or friend visits. Usually oblications blow your PTO balance at work, meaning you will not have a real vacation in the foreseable future.
We didn't make it to the Carribean this year because we sent spring break on an oblication to see the in-laws.
by Karen H February 13, 2008
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A required or expected visit to family/in-laws during your vacation time. Not exactly what would qualify as a holiday.
But would be a combined obligation/vacation.
"Are you going on vacation this summer?"
"No" he said, "I'm going on an oblication to see family who I haven't see since last year.
by Systemsfarm July 11, 2008
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A vacation whose primary purpose is to fulfill an obligation or obligations, usually ones that are not enjoyable. (E.g. visiting disliked family members, attending memorial services, weddings you'd rather not attend, etc.)
This summer we are going on a vacation to Paris and an oblication to Toronto. My sister is holding Mittens' annual cat memorial service in July. It's pretty far to drive, but we'd never hear the end of it if we weren't there.
by MizPronounced November 04, 2014
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A vacation, feeling more like an obligation, that involves visiting or staying with family.
So Joe where are you taking the kids for spring break vacation? We are going on an oblication to Boca to visit my mother-in-law.
by kimmerr April 15, 2011
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Taking time off work go somewhere you don't want to go to do something thoroughly unenjoyable, i.e. attending a funeral or holidays with in-laws.
Susan won't be back for another week, she's on an oblication helping her brother paint his house.
by Schweikhard October 11, 2008
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A "vacation" that isn't really a vacation. You have no choice. You work the whole time but when you get back to your job, everyone asks how your vacation was.
I went on a 5 day oblication to Jamie's wedding in Aruba. I was at her beck and call 24/7.
by V'ness May 08, 2007
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