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English definition of “bounden duty”

bounden duty

noun [U]     /ˌbaʊn.dənˈdjuː.ti/ US  /-ˈduː.t̬i/ old-fashioned or humorous
something that you feel you must do: She felt that it was her bounden duty to tell the police about the incident.Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of bounden duty noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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