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bind off

In knitting, to make an edge with a row of stitches. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bind" and "off." Your scarf looks great—you just need to bind off now.
See also: bind, off

bind over

1. To present a criminal to a legal authority. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bind" and "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 or pronoun can be used between "bind" and "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 or pronoun can be used between "bind" and "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 up with (something)

1. To wrap someone or something in something. A noun or pronoun is used before or after "up." I need to bind up my foot with a bandage to try to reduce the swelling. The nurses applied cream to the burn victim's skin and bound him up with gauze.
2. To join or fasten multiple people or things together with something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bind" and "up." Bind the books up with this cord—it'll make them easier to carry. They bound the prisoners up with chains so that they couldn't escape.
See also: bind, up

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.
See also: binding

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 off

v.
To secure some number of stitches in knitting and form an edge by lifting one stitch over the next: Bind off 12 stitches on the next row to make the neck edge. Make 5 stitches on the next row and bind them off. The scarf is long enough, so you can bind off.
See also: bind, off

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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(152) See supra Part II.C (demonstrating that the impact of a tribunal's decision on the legality of an action is unrelated to the bindingness of its ruling).
The benefits of increased precision and "bindingness" are identified in the functionalist literature on international institutions.
(23.) It might be that bindingness is built into the semantics of the judgment that something is morally good or morally right or morally ought to be done.
(63) Thus, adherence to Senate Rule XXII.2 is a function of deference, rather than the actual bindingness of the two-thirds requirement.
Speech Matters is self-consciously a work of nonideal theory, that is, a discussion of the bindingness of normative requirements in the context of actual or "real-world," as opposed to idealized constructed or theoretical conditions (p.
This is a crucial point, because necessity will be the central category in Kant's transcendental reflection, with respect to both the theoretical and the practical spheres (general validity, bindingness).
can they account for disagreements about the legal bindingness of
treat text and precedents as the most important materials of judicial decision." (214) While an emphasis on the bindingness of precedent to the exclusion of other interpretive methods might suggest a departure from pragmatism, that is certainly not Posner's approach here.
courts or the bindingness of precedent perceive the value of a tribunal
Engaging a normative approach to determine the scope of rights is useful because it places less focus on the bindingness of any particular instrument and instead focuses on the totality of international law's protections to identify emerging international norms.
the bindingness of promises in effect harnesses moral reasons in service
Error theorists might be tempted to claim that epistemic reasons do not have the same authority, bindingness, or practical "oomph" as Joyce sometimes puts it, as moral reasons.
A norm rooted in conduct is a norm of customary international law in virtue of its integration into the system of norms (the corpus juris) of international law, not in virtue of beliefs of actors or judges about the legal status or bindingness of the norm.
The massive literature on the moral bindingness of promises establishes only that if you promised to do X or led others reasonably to believe you promised to do X, you should do it if it is reasonably within your power to do it.
(16) Nevertheless, one wonders how far such an argument would go toward convincing a hypothetical group of committed textualists and state sovereigntists that not only are the judges in the states "bound" by the supreme law of the land, this bindingness must be given institutional force through the Supreme Court's oversight of state courts where federal issues are concerned.