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binding

adjective coercive, compelling, compulsory, confining, constraining, de rigueur, final, hampering, imperative, incumbent, inhibiting, limiting, mandatory, necessary, obligatory, obliging, required, requisite
Associated concepts: binding agreement, binding instruction, binding offer, binding over, binding receipt, binding sale
See also: accession, attachment, choate lien, coalescence, coalition, compelling, compulsory, concurrent, contractual, decretal, essential, forcible, fully executed, indefeasible, irrevocable, mandatory, necessary, obligatory, positive, prescriptive, requisite, stringent, unavoidable, united, valid

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.

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However being a coalition-proof Nash-equilibrium neither the bindingness of the agreement is required, nor that the agents mutually impute rationality.
91) It is this voluntary acceptance by a rational agent of a rule's legitimacy, bindingness and persuasive force that creates a profoundly powerful self-limiting constraining force that the agent exerts upon itself.
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The establishment unionization rate, for example, is an important determinant of frontline or technical workers' pay but less so of manager or supervisor pay, yet the minimum wage bindingness variable exhibited no signs of endogeneity bias in either of the former two occupational training regressions but did so in the supervisor training regression.
The issue of bindingness is one-step removed in this case, however.
More important than formal bindingness is legitimacy or, as put by Nowak, the culture of compliance.
The whole cant of this discussion may reveal a medieval sensibility about the connections between law and morality: that the bindingness of law depends on its justice, and its justice is dependent on its genuinely advancing the common good.
17) Locke, on the other hand, claims that the rules are both binding and mutually beneficial, but their bindingness is not merely a function of their being mutually beneficial.