[ boun-duh n ]
/ ˈbaʊn dən /


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


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Origin of bounden

1250–1300; Middle English, variant of bound1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for bounden

/ (ˈbaʊndən) /


morally obligatory (archaic except in the phrase bounden duty)
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