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bind over verb


(UK LAW) (of a court) to make someone behave in a certain way, behave well, or accept certain conditions for a specific period of time, especially to avoid paying a penalty for an offence committed. If the person breaches these conditions then he or she can be brought back to court and be made to pay the original penalty.
He has been bound over to keep the peace for 12 months.

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