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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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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.
However being a coalition-proof Nash-equilibrium neither the bindingness of the agreement is required, nor that the agents mutually impute rationality.
R is not affected by the bindingness of the ruling because the finding of a violation simply provides information.
22) The legal bindingness of the Charter Rights (such as the freedom of associations) and their equal importance to the fundamental freedoms (such as the freedom of movement) is now being guaranteed in Art.
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.
Among various control variables, he includes a measure of "regulatory pressure" intended to reflect the degree of bindingness of the Basel I capital requirements.
In the first place, there is no evidence for bindingness other than the fact of acceptance, the fact that people treat the law as binding.
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.
Work on group decision-making explored factors of group composition, deliberative and voting procedures, and strategic behavior presumed to affect either the distribution of utilities among outcomes to a group's members or the stability and bindingness of suboptimal decisions (for example, Black 1958; Coleman 1990).
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.