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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 too, was he, to divide his fee of a dollar per scholar with his benefactors.

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