incumbent on

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Adj.1.incumbent on - morally binding or necessary; "it is incumbent on me to attend"
obligatory - morally or legally constraining or binding; "attendance is obligatory"; "an obligatory contribution"
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Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private business; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.
Of course, while we drank our beer, which I had paid for, it was incumbent on him to listen to me and to talk to me.
All things considered, therefore, it seems incumbent on me to take her to town and marry her immediately to Sir James.