bounden+duty

  • 1 bounden duty — index allegiance, burden, liability, responsibility (accountability) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 a (or one's) bounden duty — an obligatory responsibility. → bounden …

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  • 6 a bounden duty — ► a bounden duty an obligatory responsibility. Main Entry: ↑bounden …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 bounden — survives only in the somewhat dated and affected phrase bounden duty …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 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] …

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  • 12 duty — noun 1 sth that you have to do because it is right or expected ADJECTIVE ▪ contractual, legal, statutory (esp. BrE) ▪ Retailers have a statutory duty to provide goods suitable for their purpose. ▪ fiduciary ▪ …

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  • 13 Duty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Duty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 duty duty what ought to be done moral obligation accountableness liability onus responsibility Sgm: N 1 bounden duty bounden duty imperative duty Sgm: N 1 call call …

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  • 14 duty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Requisite service Nouns 1. duty, moral obligation, accountability, liability, onus, responsibility; bounden duty; call of duty; allegiance, fealty, tie; engagement, promise; part, function, calling,… …

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  • 15 duty — /ˈdjuti / (say dyoohtee) noun (plural duties) 1. that which one is bound to do by moral or legal obligation. 2. the binding or obligatory force of that which is morally right; moral obligation. 3. action required by one s position or occupation;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 bounden — adjective Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. archaic being under obligation ; beholden 2. made obligatory ; binding < our bounden duty > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 bounden — /bown deuhn/, adj. 1. obligatory; compulsory: one s bounden duty. 2. Archaic. under obligation; obliged. [1250 1300; ME, var. of BOUND1] * * * …

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  • 18 duty — noun /ˈdjuːti/ a) That which one is morally or legally obligated to do. England expects that every man will do his duty. (Nelson) b) A period of time spent at work or doing a particular task. She felt it was her bounden duty to tell the police… …

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  • 19 bounden — bound|en [ˈbaundən] adj [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Old past participle of BIND1] your bounden duty old use something that you should do because it is morally correct …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 bounden — boun|den [ baundən ] adjective VERY FORMAL your bounden duty is something you have to do, because you believe it is right …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English