Definition of honor-bound in English:

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honor-bound

adjective

[with infinitive]
Morally obliged to do something: the state is honor-bound to listen and act I feel honor-bound to pay this money
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  • I know full well that Anne will feel honour-bound to comply with her mother's wishes.
  • It was a cheap election ploy that he felt honour-bound to implement.
  • Even though there are five officials presiding over a fencing contest, fencers are still honour-bound to acknowledge all hits they receive.
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