bind /'bīnd/ vt bound /'bau̇nd/, bind·ing1 a: to make responsible for an obligation (as under a contract)agents have the power to bind the insurer — R. I. Mehrb: to burden with an obligationprevented married women from bind ing their property — J. H. Friedenthal et al.2: to exert control over: constrain by legal authoritythis court is bound by precedent3: to bring (an insurance policy) into effect by an oral communication or a binder
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
adstringere, burden, charge, compel, 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
- 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.II (restrain) verb block, check, compel, confine, constrain, encumber, fetter, fix, hamper, hinder, immobilize, impede, inhibit, limit, repress, secure, shut in associated concepts: bind over III index affix, amalgamate, annex (add), attach (join), cement, combine (join together), confine, connect (join together), consolidate (strengthen), constrain (imprison), constrict (compress), contain (enclose), contain (restrain), detain (restrain), engage (hire), estop, fetter, hamper, handcuff, impose (enforce), join (bring together), limit, pledge (promise the performance of), press (constrain), promise (vow), restrain, restrict, trammel
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To obligate; to place legal duties upon someone.adj.binding
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
v. To subject to a legal obligation.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.