bind over

phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive]
Word forms "bind over":
present tense I/you/we/they bind over he/she/it binds over present participle binding over past tense bound over past participle bound over legal
if a court binds someone over, it orders them to do something and usually makes them pay money that they lose if they do not obey

They were bound over to keep the peace.


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  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • Bind over — Bind over, Binding Over Order or Bind over for sentence is a legal term relating to a power exercised by magistrates in England and Wales and in other common law jurisdictions such as Hong Kong. Magistrates can bind over to be of good behaviour… …   Wikipedia

  • bind over — verb order a defendant to be placed in custody pending the outcome of a proceedings against him or her The defendant was bound over for trial • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑confine, ↑detain • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • bind over — v. (D; tr.) to bind over to (she was bound over to the grand jury) * * * [ baɪnd əʊvə] (D; tr.) to bind over to (she was bound over to the grand jury) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bind over — PHRASAL VERB If someone is bound over by a court or a judge, they are given an order and must do as the order says for a particular period of time. [LEGAL] [be V ed P to inf] On many occasions demonstrators were bound over to keep the peace... [V …   English dictionary

  • bind over — See binding over …   Black's law dictionary

  • bind over — transitive verb Date: 1610 to put under a bond to do something (as appear in court) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bind over — court order to imprison the accused until the time of his trial (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To bind over — Bind Bind, v. t. [imp. {Bound}; p. p. {Bound}, formerly {Bounden}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Binding}.] [AS. bindan, perfect tense band, bundon, p. p. bunden; akin to D. & G. binden, Dan. binde, Sw. & Icel. binda, Goth. bindan, Skr. bandh (for bhandh) to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bind — / bīnd/ vt bound / bau̇nd/, bind·ing 1 a: to make responsible for an obligation (as under a contract) agents have the power to bind the insurer R. I. Mehr b: to burden with an obligation prevented married women from bind ing …   Law dictionary

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