duty bound

Definition of duty bound

  1. :  having as one's duty :  obligated He was duty bound to help.

Word by Word Definitions

dutyplay
  1. :  conduct due to parents and superiors :  respect

    :  obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one's position (as in life or in a group)

    :  assigned service or business

  1. :  done as a duty

    :  being on duty :  assigned to specified tasks or functions

boundplay
  1. :  ready

    :  intending to go :  going

  1. :  a limiting line :  boundary

    :  something that limits or restrains

    :  borderland

  1. : past tense and past participle ofbind

  1. :  to set limits to :  confine

    :  to form a separating line or the boundary of :  enclose

    :  to name the boundaries of

  1. :  placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation :  obliged

    :  fastened by or as if by a band :  confined

    :  very likely :  sure

  1. :  leap, jump

    :  the action of rebounding :  bounce

  1. :  to move by leaping

    :  rebound, bounce


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