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legally binding

Requiring or establishing a legal obligation. I thought it was just a simple petition, not a legally binding contract. Your response is legally binding, so be very careful what you say.
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bind over

1. To present a criminal to a legal authority. A noun can be used before or after "over." A: "Who's being interrogated?" B: "Someone the guys on patrol bound over to our department last night."
2. To use a legal obligation to induce a particular action (such as appearing in court or avoiding trouble), as of a criminal. A noun can be used before or after "over." My lawyer believes that the judge will bind me over in exchange for my good behavior.
See also: bind, over

bind up

To wrap something or someone in a material. A noun can be used before or after "up." I bound up my foot in a bandage to try to reduce the swelling. Bind yourself up in blankets if you're cold.
See also: bind, up

bind someone or something up (in something)

 and bind someone or something up (with something)
to tie someone or something up in something. They bound the books up in leather straps. I will bind up the larger sticks in strong cord.
See also: bind, up

bind someone over (to someone or something)

to deliver someone to some legal authority; to deliver someone to some legal authority. (A legal usage.) They bound the suspect over to the sheriff. The sheriff will bind over the suspect to the county jail.
See also: bind, over

bind over

Oblige someone to do or not do something; hold on bail or keep under bond. For example, The sheriff will bind over the murder suspect to the homicide division. This phrase is nearly always used in a legal context. [Late 1500s]
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bind over

To put someone under a financial obligation as a guarantee of that person's appearance at trial or of his or her good behavior for a period of time: I was arrested for littering, and the court bound me over to keep the peace for six months. After a brief hearing, the judge bound over the accused murderer for trial and set the bail at one million dollars.
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The binding process of HSA (receptor) and zinc ion (ligand) in the system may be expressed based on the following basic assumptions [20]: (1) One protein (HSA) molecule has i classes of binding sites, which can bind the same ligand.
If the binding contract rule does not apply to this transaction, the merger would not qualify as a tax-free reorganization because, absent the binding contract rule, the value of A stock used in the transaction would be measured as of Sept.
Analysis of the oxygen binding curves indicates that this mutation results in an additional stabilization of the T-state conformation.
The physiological basis of leptin binding in serum is unknown, but clearly humans possess binding capacity, this capacity is not always saturated, and both the concentration of bound leptin and the binding capacity vary physiologically.
putting employees who submit suggestions on clear notice that decisions made under the suggestion plan are final and binding.
Under these final COI regulations, a contract with a "proration" mechanism providing for the issuing corporation's stock and cash amounts to be prorated, if necessary, so that 40% of the total consideration is in the form of issuing corporation stock and 60% is in cash, should satisfy the COI requirement, even if the amount of issuing corporation stock issued in the transaction is based on a market value occurring after the binding contract date.
Receptor binding properties of human and animal H1 influenza virus isolates.
The inventions covered by this patent (United States Patent 6,453,242) are the result of research by Sangamo scientists into improving the affinity and specificity of DNA binding by engineered zinc finger transcription factors.
Furthermore, the regions of the protein that undergo the conformational change contain the binding site for RNA polymerase, which plays a crucial role in the early stages of protein synthesis.
The IRS is conducting a two-year pilot program under which a taxpayer and the IRS Office of Appeals can jointly request binding arbitration in certain cases.
Even when concentrations of albumin (the major carrier protein for furosemide in blood) are within the reference range, a decrease in serum binding of furosemide frequently occurs in patients with renal failure [4].
Icahn and Macklowe anticipate delivering a definitive binding proposal along with binding commitments from lenders by no later than Monday, December 4, 2006.
Smrcka's team and other researchers found that the beta surface has a hot spot, an area that offers binding opportunities to many different target enzymes.