bind over
bind over vt
1: to put under a bond to do something (as appear in court) under court authority
2: to transfer (a case or defendant) to another forum after a finding of probable cause at a preliminary hearing
◇ In states that require indictment by a grand jury in felony cases, a case will be bound over to the grand jury if the judge or magistrate finds at the preliminary hearing that there is probable cause to believe that the defendant committed the crime. In states that use an information, the case is bound over to the trial court upon a finding of probable cause.
vi: to bind a case over
questioned the magistrate's decision to bind over
bind·over n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

bind over
v.
To order a defendant to remain in custody or provide bail pending trial.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


bind over
an order made in English criminal cases to have a person enter into a bond to do or not to do something.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


bind over
v.
1 To require a person to do something (usually to appear in court).
2 To imprison or place a person into a law enforcement officer's physical custody for imprisonment to guarantee the person's attendance at a judicial proceeding (usually a criminal trial). Also called binding over and bound over.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bind over
To hold a person for trial on bond (bail) or in jail. If the judicial official conducting a hearing finds probable cause to believe the accused committed a crime, the official will bind over the accused, normally by setting bail for the accused's appearance at trial. (This is a state court procedure.)

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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