Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Owing something, such as gratitude, to another; indebted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted; held by obligation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective under a moral obligation to someone

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English biholden, past participle of biholden, to observe; see behold.]

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