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, 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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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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Vacation time that is spent with family or friends as an obligation.
Instead of taking a nice vacation to a warm beach destination we took an oblication and spent it with family. Yay!
by MarFaw February 21, 2011
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We're going on an oblication with my husband's family.
We just got back from an oblication with my sister and her family.
by slocy June 07, 2013
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