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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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In the current paper, scientists from NeXstar Pharmaceuticals and their collaborators describe a series of aptamers, generated by the Company's proprietary SELEX combinatorial chemistry process, that bind specifically and tightly to L-selectin.
In the currently accepted theory, each antibody binds to one kind of molecule from the start.
In the April Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center report finding a binding site for the Ah receptor in the portion of HIV's genetic material where regulatory proteins bind to activate viral genes -- an area called the long-terminal repeat.
In contrast, bicarbonate ions do not bind to human hemoglobin, which therefore releases its oxygen much less readily than crocodile-hemoglobin.
The sheets crisscross; altering their angle of overlap changes the spacing between the sections that bind DNA, Clore's group reports in the July 15 SCIENCE.
A small piece extends into the sea urchin egg and a larger portion juts out so that it can bind to the sperm's bindin, says Kathleen R.
4 : to cause to be joined together closely Their common interest binds them together.
For example, "accessory" molecules on T cells also bind to proteins on other immune cells as part of the activation process.
By creating an array of sensors that offer different kinds and degrees of binding, "one can use a relatively limited number of sensors, combined with the power of pattern recognition, to identify many more substances" than one could do with a set of sensors that each bind to just one target, says chemist David R.
This type of binding system is best used to bind a presentation consisting of a manual or printout of a PowerPoint presentation.
Predictably, small molecules that interfere with the ability of NS1 to bind dsRNA or prevent IFN[alpha]/[beta] production will also enhance the host innate immunity against influenza virus, resulting in faster viral clearance.