beholden


adjective

  1. obligated; indebted: a man beholden to no one.

adjective

  1. indebted; obliged; under a moral obligation
adj.

“under obligation,” mid-14c., originally past participle of behold (and preserving the original past participle of hold), but a sense directly related to this usage is not recorded among the many and varied meanings attested for behold.

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