bound


bound
bound 1 n
— usu. used in pl.
metes and bound s
2: something that limits or restrains
within the bound s of the law
bound 2 past and past part of bind
bound 3 vt: to form the boundary of or enclose
property bound ed on the north by a stone wall
bound 4 adj: placed under a legal or moral restraint or obligation

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

bound
I adjective accountable, answerable, beholden, called by duiy, chargeable, committed, compelled, constrained, destined, engaged, forced, having no alternative, impelled, liable, necessitated, obligated, obliged, pledged, pressed by duty, required, responsible, restrained, tied, under a vow, under compulsion, under necessity, under obligation foreign phrases:
- Naturale est quidlibet dissolvi eo modo quo ligatur. — It is natural for a thing to be unbound in the same way in which it was made binding
- Nemo tenetur ad impossibile. — No one is bound to do an impossibility.
- Quo ligatur, eo dissolvitur. — By the same means by which a thing is bound, it is released
II index abut, accountable (responsible), actionable, attached (annexed), barrier, boundary, circumscribe (surround by boundary), confine, definite, delimit, demarcate, detain (restrain), diminish, en route, enclose, encompass (surround), end (termination), frontier, hedge, include, indebted, inextricable, limit, loyal, mete, palliate (abate), periphery, purposeful, qualify (condition), restrict, shut, specialize

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


bound
adj.
Obligated to by contract or moral constraint.
n.
The edge of a piece of property; the limit or boundary. See also metes and bounds

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

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