OUGHT, v. imperfect, aut.
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1. To be held or bound in duty or ethical responsibility.
These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23.
We that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak. Romans 15:1.
Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers. Matthew 25:27.
2. To be necessary; to behoove.
OUGHT not Christ to have endured these points and also to enter into glory? Luke 24:26.
3. To be fit or expedient in a moral watch.
My brethren, these points ought not so to be. James 3:10.
4. As a participle, owed; been indebted to.
The love and duty I long have ought you.
That complied with, sir, which to myself I ought
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In Chaucer"s time, it was offered impersonally. "Wel ought us werke, " that is, well it behooveth us to work-related.
Included in Eastons: No Included in Hitchcocks: No Included in Naves: No Included in Smiths: No Included in Websters: Yes Included in Strongs: Yes Included in Thayers: Yes Included in BDB: Yes
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