bind over - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] [usually passive] legal, legal
present tense
I/you/we/theybind over
he/she/itbinds over
present participlebinding over
past tensebound over
past participlebound over
  1. 1
    British if a court binds someone over, it warns them that they will be punished if they break the law again

    They were bound over to keep the peace.

  2. 2
    American to allow someone bail when they are waiting to appear in court
See also main entry: bind