bounden

[ boun-duh n ]
/ ˈbaʊn dən /

adjective

obligatory; compulsory: one's bounden duty.
Archaic. under obligation; obliged.

Nearby words

  1. boundary peak,
  2. boundary rider,
  3. boundary value problem,
  4. bounded,
  5. boundedly,
  6. bounder,
  7. boundless,
  8. boundlessly,
  9. bounds,
  10. bounteous

Origin of bounden

1250–1300; Middle English, variant of bound1

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British Dictionary definitions for bounden

bounden

/ (ˈbaʊndən) /

adjective

morally obligatory (archaic except in the phrase bounden duty)
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