Etymology
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beholden (adj.)

"under obligation, obliged, bound in gratitude," 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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Definitions of beholden

beholden (adj.)
under a moral obligation to someone;
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