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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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describe the bindingness of certain decisions across jurisdictions.
In order to mitigate the charge of circularity or question-begging, the bindingness of the moral law needs to be accepted as both legitimate and incapable of an independent, nonmoral justification.
That would clarify that the agency's choice to trigger external enforcement would follow from its choice of policymaking form, but would not create the threat of external enforcement as a condition of internal bindingness. Finally, courts should not treat guidance that aims to structure agency discretion as necessarily triggering review under APA section 5.
Nor would States likely find acceptable a disarmament arrangement that is based on toasts, press releases, or mere political commitments that could change at a moment's notice, hence the standard of legal bindingness. The universality of treaties is not always achieved in one step.
Such adaptations are, however, more of a symbolic nature and therefore rather unlikely to restrict the enforceability and legal bindingness of EU legislation across the EEA.
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Katja Weber offers her version of a continuum of "bindingness" in cooperative security arrangements: the more binding an arrangement is, the higher its level of hierarchy.
Traditionally, positivism's focus on bindingness had meant that "law" was to be strictly equated with the law in force within a given jurisdiction.
The institution of punishment gives genuine bindingness to the rule of law by providing significant incentives not to violate legal rules.
* An allocation in accordance with the OOCS-value does not depend on the bindingness of the agreement as it is a strong equilibrium and hence a CPNE.
Including nonbinding rulings inevitably leads to a fundamental question about tribunals and international law: if there are both binding and nonbinding rulings, and if binding rulings lack coercive enforcement, what does "bindingness" mean?