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English definition of “bound”

bound

adjective [after verb, + , to, infinitive] (FORCED)    /baʊnd/
having a moral or legal duty to do something: The company is bound by a special agreement to involve the union in important decisions. She feels (duty)-bound to tell him everything.Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of bound adjective (FORCED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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