bounden

adjective
bound·​en | \ ˈbau̇n-dən How to pronounce bounden (audio) \

Definition of bounden

1 archaic : being under obligation : beholden
2 : made obligatory : binding our bounden duty

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Examples of bounden in a Sentence

a rugged individualist who refused to be bounden to any man

First Known Use of bounden

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bounden

Middle English

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“Bounden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bounden. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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