Definition of duty-bound in English:
adjective[predicative, with infinitive]
Morally or legally obliged to do something: legitimate news stories that the press is duty-bound to report
More example sentences
- Someone knows who the culprits are and are duty-bound to report them before someone is seriously injured or even murdered.
- For those who charge the Church with being intolerant of different points of view, I say to them that the church is duty-bound to be intolerant of that which is morally wrong - as should everything Christian be!
- How do we promote a sense of interdependence in which citizens feel not just enabled to correct inaccurate reports, but duty-bound to do so?
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