Engágement. n.s. [from engage; engagement, French.]
- The act of engaging, impawning, or making liable to a debt.
- Obligation by contract.
We have, in expence of blood, exceeded our engagements. Atterbury's Sermons.
- Adherence to a party or cause; partiality.
This practice may be obvious to any who impartially, and without engagement, is at the pains to examine. Swift.
- Employment of the attention.
Play, either by our too constant or too long engagement in it, becomes like an employment or profession. Rogers's Serm.
- Fight; conflict; battle.
Our army, led by valiant Torrismond,
Is now in hot engagement with the Moors. Dryden.
Encourag'd by despair, or obstinate
To fall like men in arms, some dare renew
Feeble engagement, meeting glorious fate
On the firm land. Phillips.
- Obligation; motive.
This is the greatest engagement not to forfeit an opportunity. Hammond's Fundamentals.