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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]
See also: bind, over

bind over

v.
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 pattern of use of safeguard provisions in the GATT suggests that the regime gained in politically relevant bindingness, even when in legal terms the obligatory nature of rules did not change.
48 One wonders if the very reasons she takes to defeat the moral demand for accommodation of the latter, also defeat the plausibility of the bindingness of the former.
Moreover, Naaman-Zauderer discovers an ethical source of bindingness, corresponding to the case of epistemic spontaneity discussed above: the generous person--one who knows that nothing truly belongs to her but her free will and who also feels a firm a constant resolution to use her will well--'is autonomous in recognizing herself to be the sole, self-sufficient source for her moral worth, proper self-esteem, dignity and happiness' (203).
It is remarkable that both the Njoya and Onyango cases grounded the bindingness of a new constitutional order on its compliance with the preexisting constitutional and legal order's recognition of the sovereignty of the people, even while that order was itself widely disapproved for legitimizing an imperial presidency and was the subject of an overhaul in the review process.
Natural law theorists through the ages have taken note of the distinction between the systemic validity of a proposition of law, the property of belonging to a legal system, and the law's moral validity and bindingness as a matter of conscience.
Perhaps if we agree that the document has inherent bindingness, one can reasonably argue that the document's meaning is revealed in the first instance as a question of history.
But the special bindingness I've been referring to so far belongs only to a special class of Application Understandings.
13) Compare Jean Hampton: "Kant's position on the nature of hypothetical imperatives must be construed (contra his explicit wishes) such that understanding the bindingness of a hypothetical imperative is no easier than understanding the bindingness of a categorical imperative.
This question merits further study, but reason exists to believe that Westlands is not exceptional from the viewpoint of bindingness.
This paper argues there are two kinds of bindingness, and that a vacillation between two corresponding variants of bindingness-validity largely explains conflicting intuitions concerning the validity of some pure imperative arguments.
Agreeing on legal methodology is no different in principle from agreeing on the meaning of a statute or the bindingness of a precedent.
at 392-93 (describing Gorla's willingness to embrace Pollock's justification for the bindingness of contract in consideration).
Coleman holds that "[t]he practice of officials of being committed to a set of criteria of legality exhibits these features," as when lower-court judges are responsive to the intentions of higher-court judges regarding the bindingness of precedent.
They are speakers as well as listeners, and their status as the interpretive audience of the Constitution is reciprocal to the Constitution's bindingness on themselves and the polity that they are the constituents of.