Definition of bind over phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bind over

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    bind somebody over

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  1. 1(North American English, law) to give somebody bail while they are waiting to go to trial He was bound over for trial.
  2. 2(British English, law) to give somebody a formal warning that if they break the law again they will be punished She was bound over to keep the peace for a year.
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