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bound·en

 (boun′dən)
adj.
1. Obligatory: their bounden duty.
2. Archaic Being under obligation; obliged.

[Middle English, past participle of binden, to bind, from Old English bindan; see bind.]

bounden

(ˈbaʊndən)
adj
morally obligatory (archaic except in the phrase bounden duty)

bound•en

(ˈbaʊn dən)

adj.
1. obligatory; compulsory: one's bounden duty.
2. Archaic. under obligation; obliged.
[1250–1300; Middle English]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bounden - morally obligatory; "my bounden duty"
obligatory - morally or legally constraining or binding; "attendance is obligatory"; "an obligatory contribution"

bounden

adjective
Archaic. Owing something, such as gratitude or appreciation, to another:
Idiom: under obligation.
Translations

bounden

(o.f.) [ˈbaʊndən] ADJ bounden dutyobligación f ineludible

bounden

adj bounden duty (old, liter)Pflicht und Schuldigkeit f (geh)
References in classic literature ?
Rather savage vengeance for an eminently righteous deed, which Cornelius had the satisfaction of having performed as a bounden duty.
Jagat said Manipur should take steps to accelerate development for prosperity and welfare, as a part of India, its citizens had a bounden duty to make the country strong and prosperous.
Mr Salmond said yesterday: "As the constituency MSP not only am I absolutely entitled but I have a bounden duty under the parliamentary code to meet people on all issues of importance to my constituency.