binding the resolution of my case to progress in the nuclear negotiations is profoundly unjust.
While a good start, some security experts say the guidelines should be binding.
Oh, and another thought on yesterday's post: I wonder if the binding on Saint Augustine's book would have seemed Middle Eastern.
The ICJ adjudicates on disputes between states and its rulings are binding.
Lactobacillus reuteri LR-1 or LR-2 promote oral health by binding to teeth and gums, preventing plaque formation in the mouth.
He would of course raise objections, since they would only end by binding him the more firmly in his father's heart.
Loyalty was conceived as binding one primarily to one's own state.
On the same day it claimed an absolute discretion by a decree that the mandates of the electors were not binding on its members.
A community of ignorances may be as binding as a community of interests.
The abutments are useful for binding and keeping the furnace together, and are built of masonry.
mid-13c., verbal noun from bind (v.). Meaning "thing that binds" is from c.1300; "state of being bound" is from late 14c. Meaning "covering of a book" is recorded from 1640s.
Old English bindan "to tie up with bonds" (literally and figuratively), also "to make captive; to cover with dressings and bandages" (class III strong verb; past tense band, past participle bunden), from Proto-Germanic *bindan (cf. Old Saxon bindan, Old Norse and Old Frisian binda, Old High German binten "to bind," German binden, Gothic bindan), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (see bend). Intransitive sense of "stick together" is from 1670s. Of books, from c.1400.
"anything that binds," in various senses, late Old English, from bind (v.). Meaning "tight or awkward situation" is from 1851.