un beholden


obligated; indebted: a man beholden to no one.

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)
indebted; obliged; under a moral obligation
[Old English behealden, past participle of behealdan to behold]

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Word Origin & History

"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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