bind over
transitive verb Date: 1610 to put under a bond to do something (as appear in court)

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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 — 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… …   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 — See binding over …   Black's law 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

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