beholden

[bih-hohl-duhn]
adjective
obligated; indebted: a man beholden to no one.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English, adj. use of beholden, old past participle of behold

unbeholden, adjective


obliged, bound, grateful, liable.
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beholden (bɪˈhəʊldən)
 
adj
indebted; obliged; under a moral obligation
 
[Old English behealden, past participle of behealdan to behold]

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beholden
"under obligation," mid-14c., originally pp. of behold (and preserving the original pp. of hold), but this sense is not recorded among the many and varied senses attested for behold.
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Example sentences
Universities are beholden to more than one consumer of their product.
Even local appointments were more beholden to weather and the temperament of
  one's horse than the accuracy of one's clock.
The whole point of campaign finance reform is that candidates aren't beholden
  to their donors if they get elected.
The prospect is that any new government, from either side, will be weak and
  beholden to fractious parties at the extremes.
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