Part of speech: adjective

Obligatory; necessary; obliged.

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Usage examples "bounden":

  1. But, gentlemen, there is another explanation, a terrible way of accounting for that second journey, so terrible and horrible that I wish it were not my bounden duty to put it before you. - "The Queen Against Owen", Allen Upward.
  2. So Nello resolved to play his part, the part that it was his bounden duty to play. - "The Intriguers", William Le Queux.
  3. It was your bounden duty. - "Floyd Grandon's Honor", Amanda Minnie Douglas.