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bind

(Obligate), verb adstringere, burden, charge, confirm, conscript, constrain, drive, encumber, exact, force, impose, indent, indenture, obligare, oblige, pledge, promise, require, sanction, set a task, warrant
Associated concepts: bind a deal, binding authority, binding instruction, binding receipt, binding transaction
Foreign phrases: Nuda ratio et nuda pactio non ligant aliquem debitorem.Naked intention and naked promise do not bind any debtor. Quodque dissolvitur eodem modo quo ligatur. A thing is unbound in the same manner that it is made binding.

bind

(Restrain), verb block, check, compel, confine, encumber, fetter, fix, hamper, hinder, immobilize, inhibit, limit, repress, secure, shut in
Associated concepts: bind over
See also: add, affix, amalgamate, annex, attach, cement, combine, confine, connect, consolidate, constrain, constrict, contain, detain, enclose, enforce, engage, estop, fetter, hamper, handcuff, hire, impose, imprison, join, limit, pledge, press, promise, restrain, restrict, trammel, vow

bind

to impose legal obligations or duties upon a person or party to an agreement.

TO BIND, BINDING, contracts. These words are applied to the contract entered into, between a master and an apprentice the latter is said to be bound.
     2. In order to make a good binding, the consent of the apprentice must be had, together with that of his father, next friend, or some one standing in loco parentis. Bac. Ab. Master and Servant, A; 8 John. 328; 2 Pen. 977; 2 Yerg. 546 1 Ashmead, 123; 10 Sergeant & Rawle, 416 1 Massachusetts, 172; 1 Vermont, 69. Whether a father has, by the common law, a right to bind out his child, during his minority without his consent, seems not to be settled. 2 Dall. 199; 7 Mass. 147; 1 Mason, 78; 1 Ashm. 267. Vide Apprentice; Father; Mother; Parent.
     3. The words to bind or binding, are also used to signify that a thing is subject to an obligation, engagement or liability; as, the judgment binds such an estate. Vide Lien.

TO BIND, OR TO BIND OVER, crim. law. The act by which a magistrate or a court hold to bail a party, accused of a crime or misdemeanor.
     2. A person accused may be bound over to appear at a court having jurisdiction of the offence charged, to answer; or he may be bound over to be of good behaviour, (q. v.) or to keep the peace. See Surety of the Peace.
     3. On refusing to enter into the requisite recognizance, the accused may be committed to prison.

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