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 for binding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 bind, cf. Gr. ? (for ?) cable, and L. offendix.
     1. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain,
        etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in
        bundles; to bind a prisoner.
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     2. To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or
        influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to
        the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams.
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              He bindeth the floods from overflowing. --Job
                                                    xxviii. 11.
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              Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years.
                                                    --Luke xiii.
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     3. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; --
        sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
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     4. To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by
        tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt
        about one; to bind a compress upon a part.
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     5. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action;
        as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
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     6. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge
        of a carpet or garment.
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     7. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to
        bind a book.
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     8. Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law,
        duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to
        bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by
        affection; commerce binds nations to each other.
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              Who made our laws to bind us, not himself. --Milton.
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     9. (Law)
        (a) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations;
            esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
        (b) To place under legal obligation to serve; to
            indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes
            with out; as, bound out to service.
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     To bind over, to put under bonds to do something, as to
        appear at court, to keep the peace, etc.
     To bind to, to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife.
     To bind up in, to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to
        absorb in.
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     Syn: To fetter; tie; fasten; restrain; restrict; oblige.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Binding \Bind"ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of one who, or that which, binds.
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     2. Anything that binds; a bandage; the cover of a book, or
        the cover with the sewing, etc.; something that secures
        the edge of cloth from raveling.
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     3. pl. (Naut.) The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other
        chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the
        parts of a vessel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Binding \Bind"ing\, a.
     That binds; obligatory.
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     Binding beam (Arch.), the main timber in double flooring.
     Binding joist (Arch.), the secondary timber in
        double-framed flooring.
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     Syn: Obligatory; restraining; restrictive; stringent;
          astringent; costive; styptic.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: executed with proper legal authority; "a binding
      n 1: the capacity to attract and hold something
      2: strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or
      3: the act of applying a bandage [syn: dressing, bandaging,
      4: one of a pair of mechanical devices that are attached to a
         ski and that will grip a ski boot; the bindings should
         release in case of a fall [syn: ski binding, binding]
      5: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a
         book; "the book had a leather binding" [syn: binding, book
         binding, cover, back]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  161 Moby Thesaurus words for "binding":
     Smyth sewing, absolute, adhesive, affixation, annexation,
     attachment, authoritative, backing, bandage, bandaging, beading,
     bibliopegy, binder, binder board, bond, book cloth, book cover,
     book jacket, bookbinding, bookcase, bordering, bordure, canonical,
     case, casemaking, casing-in, clasping, cogent, collating,
     collating mark, combinative, communicating, compulsory, conclusive,
     conjunctive, connecting, connectional, connective, consistent,
     copulative, cover, de rigueur, decisive, decretory, dictated,
     didactic, dust cover, dust jacket, edging, entailed, envelope,
     envelopment, fastener, fastening, fimbria, fimbriation, final,
     flounce, folding, footband, formulary, frill, frilling, fringe,
     furbelow, galloon, gathering, gift wrapping, girding, gluing-off,
     good, hard and fast, hard binding, hard-and-fast, headband, hem,
     hooking, imperative, imperious, imposed, inevitable, instructive,
     intercommunicating, involuntary, irrevocable, jacket, joining,
     just, knot, lashing, lawful, legal, legitimate, library binding,
     ligation, lining, lining-up, linking, list, logical, mandated,
     mandatory, mechanical binding, meeting, motif, must, necessary,
     niggerhead, obligatory, official, peremptory, perfect binding,
     plastic binding, preceptive, prescribed, prescript, prescriptive,
     regulation, required, rounding, rubric, ruffle, saddle stitching,
     self-consistent, selvage, sewing, side sewing, signature, skirting,
     slipcase, slipcover, smashing, soft binding, solid, sound,
     spiral binding, splice, stamping, standard, stapling, statutory,
     sticking, substantial, sufficient, tailband, tieing, tipping,
     trimming, ultimate, valance, valid, weighty, well-founded,
     well-grounded, welt, wire stitching, without appeal, wrap, wrapper,
     wrapping, zipping

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