duty-bound


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duty-bound

adj
morally obliged as a matter of duty
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.duty-bound - under a moral obligation to do something
obligated - caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan"
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duty-bound

[ˈdjuːtɪˌbaʊnd] adj (frm) to be duty-bound to do sthavere il dovere morale di fare qc
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HAVING spent a large part of my career lambasting the Fiat group for poor cars and shoddy service (they once called me a Brylcreemed shit), I'm duty-bound to say the change I'd always hope for isn't just on the horizon, it's breaking down the door.
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE , June 06, 2011 (Frontier Star): Chief Operating Officer of Pakistan Cricket Board Subhan Ahmed said there are numerous contributions by Shahid Afridi but we are duty-bound to maintain discipline at all levels.
MULTAN, October 28, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said the present elected and democratic government will fulfil all the promises made with the masses, as it was duty-bound to address the problems of country and people.
The club is duty-bound to inform supporters they may be subject to arrest as it is no one's interest for that to happen.
WHEN a child goes missing the police are supposedly duty-bound to follow up any information that might help solve the case.
A spokeswoman said: "The city council was duty-bound to retrieve some of these costs, but we always said from the outset that rather than put it into city council coffers we would put it back into the area.
A statement issued on behalf of Councillor King said: 'We are duty-bound to wait for the deliberations of the Independent Police Commission to be completed before the authority's own procedures can be concluded.
I CAN'T claim credit for this one - it came via an e-mail, but I feel duty-bound to pass it on .
On this holy day I feel duty-bound to make a heartfelt appeal to the authorities of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to allow a humanitarian corridor to be opened in order for help to be brought to the mass of people gathered at the border of Kosovo," he said in the Vatican City.
Until the law is changed, SES is duty-bound to pursue applications as mandated by law.
Its sudden success reflects widespread cynicism with the established order and UKIP's exploitation of fears over immigration, a dangerous policy which responsible politicians are duty-bound to challenge.