duty-bound duty-bound


  • (adj) under a moral obligation to do something


  1. Those that survive are duty-bound to do everything to avoid a repeat.
  2. Most people don't want to think about the work Tiller did, but some had no choice either they needed to see him or they felt duty-bound to try to stop him.
  3. Because of this, the letter says, Muslims are duty-bound by the Koran to treat believers of other faiths with respect and friendship and that Muslims expect the same in return.


  • Sox's Ventura happy to oblige All-Star invite

    Sox manager feels duty-bound and honored to coach AL team at Leyland's behest HOUSTON — Manager Robin Ventura views his invitation to join the American League All-Star team as a coach as an ''honor (and) obligation.''        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune


  1. "The church is duty-bound to offer, through the purification of reason and through ethical formation, her own specific contributions towards understanding the requirements of justice and achieving them politically," Pope Benedict writes.
    on Feb 3, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: America Magazine (subscription)

  2. Keeping the possibility of a racial motive aside for now, Mr Krishna said: "The fact of the matter is that an Indian student has been murdered and the Australian government is duty-bound and morally bound to go for investigations and then bring the...
    on Jan 4, 2010 By: SM Krishna Source: Economic Times

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