Bounden



obligatory; compulsory:
one’s bounden duty.
Archaic. under obligation; obliged.
Historical Examples

John Caldigate Anthony Trollope
The Expositor’s Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter J. Rawson Lumby
The Guests Of Hercules C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Expositor’s Bible: The Epistles of St. John William Alexander
The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof, Volume I (of 2) Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza
Michael Faraday J. H. Gladstone
William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
The Abbot Sir Walter Scott
The Life of Mazzini Bolton King
The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray

adjective
morally obligatory (archaic except in the phrase bounden duty)

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