Definition of bounden in English:

bounden

Line breaks: bound¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊnd(ə)n
 
/
archaic past participle of bind.

Phrases

a (or one's) bounden duty

A responsibility regarded by oneself or others as obligatory: his bounden duty to respond to the call for help
More example sentences
  • Or would they regard it as their bounden duty to safeguard the state and prevent more of their citizens from being annihilated by all possible means?
  • I'm sorry to have to be writing in such a tone, but facts are facts and the undeniable fact is that the traders have just walked away and abandoned what I believe is their bounden duty of contributing towards the Christmas lights.
  • To be in service of the country's destiny is the Government's honour and its bounden duty.

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