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owing something, such as gratitude or appreciation, to another

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morally obligatory

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So he was promoted to the long thong of the leading dog, running five feet in advance of all the others: it was his bounden duty to stop all fighting, in harness or out of it, and he wore a collar of copper wire, very thick and heavy.
They said that it was bounden duty of every one to get safety training to meet any eventuality.
He said that it was bounden duty of the government to ensure security of all places of worships.
He said that peace was our national and global need and hence it was urgency of the hour to maintain mutual harmony and fraternity among the Muslims especially during the holy month of Muharram adding that it was the bounden duty of every Muslim all and sundry to adhere to the true philosophy of Islam.
Though the greatest challenge lies in apprehending the accused, Sethi states that it is her bounden duty to protect the city women against sexual and other heinous crimes.
For example, if you are just getting into one and see someone approaching from the corner of your eye, it is your bounden duty to wait for the person and grant him or her entry.
It is the bounden duty of the church to help men and women to become economically efficient as well as to help them become spiritually fervent.
On the occasion of Army Day, it is only befitting to remind the nation about its bounden duty to ensure that the blood spilled by its brave soldiers as also their contribution to the national cause does not go waste.
It may not have been the most efficient system but it worked and its bounden duty was to serve the national interest, not profiteering shareholders.
Of course speed restrictions are tiresome, but they are there to prevent these sort of things from happening and it is the bounden duty of all responsible adults to obey them.
According to the Foreign Minister, Egypt feels his bounden duty to help the Palestinian people and support Palestine in the way of membership in the UN.
Do we not have a bounden duty to replace the false with the true?
It is our bounden duty to keep our environment tidy and ensure we don't pollute it.
He declared that the question was well worth consideration to supply the need for a public park for ''the health and amusement of the multitude of toiling men, without whose presence and exertions no town can be either great or prosperous and for whose moral and physical health it is the bounden duty as well as the interest of the governing classes, and the men of leisure and refreshment to provide''.