bound by or placed under the obligation of honor: She felt honor-bound to defend her friend.

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Contemporary Examples of honor-bound

  • Karpov alleged that he was honor-bound to protect his “substantial reputation in the jurisdiction of England and Wales.”

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Historical Examples of honor-bound

  • Honor-bound too, was he, to divide his fee of a dollar per scholar with his benefactors.