[ on-er-bound ]
/ ˈɒn ərˈbaʊnd /
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.”
Honor-bound too, was he, to divide his fee of a dollar per scholar with his benefactors.Blue Ridge Country|Jean Thomas