a bounden duty


a bounden duty
a bounden duty an obligatory responsibility.
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  • bounden duty — index allegiance, burden, liability, responsibility (accountability) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Bounden Duty —    It is thus the Prayer Book expresses the obligation of all the Confirmed to attend and participate in the Holy Communion whenever it is celebrated. The words occur in the Prayer of Consecration …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • a bounden duty — a/your bounden ˈduty idiom (old fashioned, formal) something that you feel you must do; a responsibility which cannot be ignored • He felt it was his bounden duty to tell the police what he knew. • We have a bo …   Useful english dictionary

  • your bounden duty — a/your bounden ˈduty idiom (old fashioned, formal) something that you feel you must do; a responsibility which cannot be ignored • He felt it was his bounden duty to tell the police what he knew. • We have a bo …   Useful english dictionary

  • a (or one's) bounden duty — an obligatory responsibility. → bounden …   English new terms dictionary

  • one's bounden duty — a responsibility regarded as obligatory the Pastor believed that it was his bounden duty to keep them on the right path …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bounden — Bound en, p. p & a. [Old. p. p. of bind.] [1913 Webster] 1. Bound; fastened by bonds. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Under obligation; bound by some favor rendered; obliged; beholden. [1913 Webster] This holy word, that teacheth us truly our bounden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bounden — archaic past participle of BIND(Cf. ↑bind). ● a bounden duty Cf. ↑a bounden duty …   English terms dictionary

  • bounden — survives only in the somewhat dated and affected phrase bounden duty …   Modern English usage

  • bounden — [boun′dən] adj. [old pp. of BIND] 1. Archaic held under obligation; indebted 2. that one is bound by; obligatory [one s bounden duty] …   English World dictionary