- bound by or placed under the obligation of honor: She felt honor-bound to defend her friend.
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Examples from the Web for honor-bound
Karpov alleged that he was honor-bound to protect his “substantial reputation in the jurisdiction of England and Wales.”Moscow’s Long, Corrupt Money Trail
March 22, 2014
Honor-bound too, was he, to divide his fee of a dollar per scholar with his benefactors.Blue Ridge Country