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honor-bound

[on-er-bound] /ˈɒn ərˈbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
bound by or placed under the obligation of honor:
She felt honor-bound to defend her friend.
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honor bound

Obliged by one's personal integrity, as in She was honor bound to admit that it was her work and not her sister's . Also see on one's honor
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