bounden

adjective

bound·​en ˈbau̇n-dən How to pronounce bounden (audio)
1
archaic : being under obligation : beholden
2
: made obligatory : binding
our bounden duty

Examples of bounden in a Sentence

a rugged individualist who refused to be bounden to any man

Word History

Etymology

Middle English

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bounden was in the 14th century

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“Bounden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bounden. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

bounden

adjective
bound·​en ˈbau̇n-dən How to pronounce bounden (audio)
1
archaic : indebted
2
: required as if by law : necessary
our bounden duty
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