Definition of bounden adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bounden

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈbaʊndən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaʊndən//
 
 
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a/your bounden duty
 
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(old-fashioned, formal) something that you feel you must do; a responsibility which cannot be ignored He felt it was his bounden duty to tell the police what he knew. We have a bounden duty to respond to this call for help.
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